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A carer who stole from the man he was supposed to be looking after has been ordered to pay compensation.
Dannie Hannant, 38, took £4,000 from the 65-year-old man he helped on a daily basis.
As a result, he has been ordered to pay costs of £500, as well as a compensation fee of more than £1,000.
He has also been given a one-year prison sentence, suspended for two years.
Fran Mitchell, detective inspector of Sussex Police - which is governed by independent body Sussex Police Authority - said: "The sentence that Dannie Hannant received reflects the seriousness of the offences that he committed whilst working in a position of trust as a carer for an elderly disabled man."
It was pointed out the conviction should send a clear message to anyone in such a situation that theft from people who are vulnerable will not be tolerated.
The prosecution came following an investigation by the East Sussex Adult Protection Team.
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