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Carer given more time to repay cash she stole from pensioner

The sister of former First Minister Lord Jack McConnell was granted a temporary reprieve on Tuesday for stealing £9,000 from a pensioner she was supposed to be caring for.

Anne McConnell could have been jailed for up to a year for her crime, which was branded ‘despicable’ by Sheriff Elizabeth Mc-Farlane.

McConnell, 51, told police officers probing her crime she would ask her Labour peer brother to pay back the money, which was reduced to £9,000 from £17,900 after striking a deal with prosecutors.

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