A shameless mother who stole £500,000 from her disabled daughter’s compensation fund is now trying to contest her daughter’s will. Samantha Svendsen had been left with debilitating lifelong complications after being starved of oxygen at birth as a result of a medical blunder. The cerebral palsy sufferer was left wheelchair-bound, could not speak or feed herself and required round-the-clock care. In 1999, she was awarded £2.6 million compensation. However, Svendsen and Hills stole half a million pounds and splashed the cash.
Cathy Svendsen, 47, and her ex-husband Robert Hills, 49, splashed the cash on houses, cars and holidays. Svendsen spent £12,000 on breast enlargement surgery and liposuction, and at least £82,000 on a failed business venture, as well as splashing the cash on houses. Svendsen, formerly of Grimsby, was jailed in January 2014 along with her ex-husband after systematically helping herself to daughter Samantha’s £2.6-million payout to fund a lavish “lottery-style” spending spree over a period of around eight years.
Now she’s trying to get her hands on her daughter’s £160,000 home, the Grimbsy Telegraph reports. Her daughter Samantha died last year aged 32 and left a £160,000 bungalow to a group of six carers – but left her mother out of the will. It has now been reported that Svendsen is to contest her daughter’s will.