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Mother of bombing thief sentenced for charity fraud

Jessica Parker Credit: ITV News

The mother of a homeless man who stole from Manchester bombing victims has been given a suspended sentence for defrauding Sea Palling Voluntary Rescue Service.

Jessica Parker, 58, took almost £4,000 from the Norfolk lifeboat charity where she worked as its secretary in 2016.

Her crime was discovered by a new treasurer. He said she "flew off the handle and refused to discuss the matter" when confronted by colleagues.

Chris Parker Credit: PA Images

She had pleaded guilty to ten counts of fraud by abuse of of position and was today given an eight-month suspended sentence at Norwich Crown Court. She was also ordered to repay the money.

Her son, Christopher Parker, was jailed earlier this year for stealing from victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.

He had previously been hailed a hero after he appeared on TV talking about how he helped those caught up in the blast.

  • Watch the full report from ITV Anglia's Malcolm Robertson below.