Vanessa Memberr (SW06935) has been struck off the HCPC Register on the grounds of conviction whilst registered as a social worker with the HCPC.
A Panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mrs Memberr was convicted at Isleworth County Court of two counts of conceal criminal property and one count of conspiracy to commit fraud. She was sentenced to four years jail.
The Panel further heard that in April 2013, Leeds City College received an email from a company, which purported to change the company’s bank details for payment. The account which this was changed to related to a company called Yeriso Ltd, whose sole director was Ms Memberr. Her account was credited £1.3 million which was used to buy flights, holidays, consumer goods and pay off her debts.
Panel Chair Jane Everitt commented:
“Ms Memberr’s conduct fell far below the standard expected of a registered practitioner and the Panel takes the opportunity to declare that it is wholly unacceptable for a social worker to engage in fraudulent activity. The Panel concluded that her conduct and behaviour breached a fundamental tenet of the profession, brought the profession into disrepute and her dishonesty demonstrated a lack of integrity.”
The Panel ordered for the name of Vanessa Memberr to be struck off the HCPC Register.
Ms Memberr was not present nor represented at the hearing.