A social worker who stole £19,000 from a severely disabled elderly service user has been struck off the social care register.
Peter Tennant withdrew cash and transferred money from the woman’s account, for which he was a signatory, between January 2008 and February 2009. He was employed by Sheffield Council.
The thefts were discovered after the woman fell into “considerable debt” to those responsible for her care and accommodation.
Tennant was jailed for two-and-a-half years at Sheffield Crown Court on 28 May after being convicted of fraud by false representation and committing misconduct in a public office.
A General Social Care Council conduct committee removed Tennant from the register because the thefts represented a gross breach of trust and were “persistent, repeated and organised”.
Tennant did not attend the hearing.