Crooked mum and daughter steal £61k after plundering kids’ savings accounts and taking out fake loans using dead OAP’s names

A CROOKED mum and daughter fleeced £61,000 through fake loans — including two in a dead OAP’s name — and plundering kids’ saving accounts.

Greedy Catherine Burnett, 63, and Andrea Rodden, 44, exploited their credit union jobs to line their own pockets.

Greedy Catherine Burnett and Andrea Rodden

The callous pair even used the details of John Higgins, 73, who had died six years earlier to nick £6,000.

Manager Burnett arranged bogus loans while senior finance administrator Rodden altered due dates so they wouldn’t need to be repaid in a five-year spree.

Rodden also stole £31,000 from child savings accounts.

A court heard they were rumbled after Burnett was suspended over staff bullying claims at Whitehill Hillhouse Earnock Burnbank Credit Union in Hamilton.

Prosecutor Callum Forsyth said: “John Higgins passed away in 2008 but in 2014 loan applications were made in his name.”

A panicking Burnett visited Mr Higgins’ son and begged him to say he had applied for the loans, but he went to the cops.

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The duo, of Hamilton, admitted swindling £30,000 between 2007 and 2013 at the town’s sheriff court.

Rodden pled guilty to scamming £31,000 from 2012 to 2013.

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