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Welsh social work student removed from register

A social work student who was convicted of a string of frauds totalling more than £70,000 has been removed from the social care register.

Amy Jean-Louise Bishop was convicted of 12 counts of fraud and one of theft at Swansea crown court in April 2009 and given a two year suspended prison sentence and 200 hours community service.

Bishop, who was in her first year at Swansea University, was investigated by the Care Council for Wales after it received an anonymous phone referral.

The conduct committee said: ““Removal from the Register is a proportionate sanction in that it meets the seriousness of the misconduct and properly balances the risk to the public and the public confidence in the social work system against the stated interest of the registrant in entering the social work profession.”