A mental health carer has now been charged with defrauding a vulnerable woman out of more than £30,000.

Previously Mencap worker Denise Kiff was charged with using Maureen Baker’s debit card to withdraw hundreds of pounds and take out a £5,000 loan in her name.

But the Crown Prosecution Service yesterday added an extra charge covering the withdrawal of a total of £22,130.79 from her account.

The 40-year-old, of St Leonard’s Close, Banbury, appeared at Oxford Crown Court yesterday but her case was adjourned until Friday.