Kettering woman manipulated her mum for money

She's been found guilty of controlling or coercive behaviour

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 9:00 am

A Kettering woman has been spared from prison after she was found guilty of coercive control against her own mum.

Amanda Payne was prosecuted over her 'repeated and continuous' behaviour to try and get money from her.

Payne, of no fixed address but of the Kettering area, kept turning up at her address asking for money and sent messages to her demanding cash.

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Northampton Magistrates' Court.
Northampton Magistrates' Court.

She also engaged in 'manipulative behaviour' in order to get money from her and was abusive when it was refused, in offences which took place over 2019 and 2020.

The 37-year-old denied controlling or coercive behaviour, but was found guilty by magistrates in Northampton in February.

And earlier this month she was sentenced to a community order with a drug rehabilitation requirement, where Payne must have treatment for drug dependency.

Payne, who also uses the alias Amanda Moo, was also handed a restraining order banning her from contacting her mum or visiting her Kettering street until a further order is made.

She must pay also costs of £210 and a surcharge to fund victim services of £90.

Controlling or coercive behaviour against someone in an intimate or family relationship became a new criminal offence in 2015, under the Serious Crime Act.

The majority of prosecutions involve controlling behaviour against the partner of the accused, with charges involving behaviour against a parent comparatively rare.

It can be punished by a maximum of five years in prison at a crown court.

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