Who reported this issue?
Has it been referred to the police?
May we have the background detail please?
How much money is involved? Do you have any siblings?
The news is not good.
I can only tell you to be honest in answering the forms. This will be reported to the police and you will be prosecuted for theft. Because of the amount of money, as you say, it’s most unlikely that you would escape a custodial sentence. You would also be ordered to repay the money. If your mother passes away in the near future, it would be up to your siblings whether they pursued you to repay would then be their share of this money
There is an aggravating factor with regard to the theft, and that is that you were in a position of trust and that trust has been abused and hence, it makes the offence more serious.
The sentencing guidelines are here https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/SC-Theft-Offences-Definitive-Guideline-content_FINAL-web_.pdf
please refer to pages 5-7.
This is a category 1 offence with B Medium Culpability because of the breach of trust.
You will see that the sentencing range is between 1year and 3.5 years custody.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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