A carer has been struck off after he took advantage of a vulnerable person and used their money to buy a takeaway.
Olateju Eguntola used the bank card of a person in his care to buy a takeaway at £25.90 before later making purchases costing a total of £300 without the person’s permission.
Eguntola has been removed from the register of workers in housing support and care at home after a Scottish Social Services Council panel decided to uphold three allegations against him.
It was found that Eguntola lied about his actions to the council despite receiving a recorded police warning and showed no remorse for his actions which led to their decision to revoke his license.
The incidents occurred between April 7 and April 9, 2022, in Edinburgh.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) reached its decision on August 2 this year.
The findings, which have now been published, show that Eguntola was not present for the hearing and did not admit to any of the allegations.
It stated he was employed as a registered support worker at the time.
Eguntola claimed that the person in his care “held a grudge” because he “supported a different football club to him”, however this was not upheld by the SSSC panel.
The published findings stated: “Given the panel’s findings in relation to you making unauthorised purchases using AA’s bank card for your own financial gain, the panel had no difficulty in finding that your actions amount to dishonest behaviour.”