A WOMAN who plundered tens of thousands from a vulnerable 91-year-old has been told she is facing jail.

Karen Turner abused her position of managing the pensioner's finances to line her own pockets.

The 44-year-old admitted using her victim's money for her own ends between July 2012 and Saturday March 4 last year.

Turner, of Meadowcroft, pleaded guilty to one count of fraud when she appeared before Swindon Crown Court, but denied two more charges.

It had been alleged she applied for a credit card in a man's name without his consent and also made herself an additional car holder.

Rob Welling, prosecuting, said that they would ask for those matters to lie on the file after she is sentenced.

He said the total amount lost by the victim is in the region of £38,000 and that no one else was involved in the deceit.

Ellen McAnaw, defending, said that the case would have to be moved as the cells at the court could no accommodate her client.

She said the matter would have to be transferred to Salisbury as Turner, who appeared in the dock with a walking stick, suffered disabilities.

Miss McAnaw also asked for a presentence report to be prepared on her client by the probation service.

Judge Tim Mousley QC adjourned the case to Friday January 26 and released her on conditional bail.

"The fact that I will grant her bail is no indication it won't be custody," he told the court

He said "You have pleaded guilty to a very serious matter and you must expect a prison sentence for what you have done.

"You can't be sentenced today for the reasons that have been advanced before me. It will be transferred to Salisbury Crown Court.

"I regard custody as inevitable but all sentencing options should be looked at and it may just be a question of length."