Struck-off solicitor who fleeced clients of £56k is jailed
A struck-off solicitor has been jailed for two years and eight months after admitting to stealing more than £55,000 from clients.
Margaret Barton last month admitted to four charges of theft between 2014 and 2016. She was sentenced to 32 months at Bolton Crown Court yesterday.
The 58-year-old conveyancing specialist was banned from the profession in 2002 after being found guilty of obtaining money by deception in a separate case, the court heard.
Between July 2014 and June 2016 Barton stole a total of £56,000 from four different women.
(Source – Law Society Gazette)