Mental health worker in court for fraud

09-0565-2''Mansfield Magistrates Court
09-0565-2''Mansfield Magistrates Court

A mental health worker who admitted three counts of fraud has been ordered to carry out 160 hours of community service.

Katie Louise Peet (25) of Parkers Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse, used her father’s details to obtain a mobile phone contract, and credit from clothing websites, and from

Her father gave her permission to use his details for the phone contract, and pay him back, but the pair fell out after he began a relationship with her best friend’s mother.

Because Peet was angry, she then cancelled the repayments which led to court action.

In her defence, Yvonne Wragg said Peet had split from her partner and the father of her two children and moved in with her own father.

She said with Christmas approaching, Peet had been struggling but wanted to buy gifts for her children and other family members.

District Judge Diana Baker told Peet: “It was clearly motivated by anger towards your father.”

As well as the unpaid work, she gave her a 12-month community order and ordered her to pay back the £16,41 she owed.