Starved Banstead pensioner Gloria Foster's Sutton care agency staff Carefirst24 charged for immigration offences following police raid

Croydon Guardian: Officers raided the care agency in January last year Officers raided the care agency in January last year

Two people arrested following a raid on a Sutton care agency - which would then collapse and see a forgotten patient starve to death -  have been charged with immigration and conspiracy offences.

Mahendrasing Caussyram, 49, and Saraspedy Caussyram, 52, both of Burdon Lane in Sutton were charged following a raid on Carefirst 24 in Upper Mulgrave Road in January last year.

The agency was used by both Sutton and Surrey councils to supply care workers for disabled and elderly people in both areas.

Carefirst 24 was shut down following the raid and the councils were asked to find alternative care for service users.

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Banstead widow Gloria Foster died after Carefirst 24 was shut down and no alternative care was provided to her

Although Sutton Council made provisions for all its patients, one of Surrey County Council's patients, Gloria Foster from Banstead, slipped through the net and was left to starve to death.

British nationals Mahendrasing and Saraspedy Caussyram were both charged with one count of conspiracy to facilitate a breach of UK immigration law by a non EU person and one count of conspiracy to conceal/disguise/convert/transfer and remove criminal property.

Both have been bailed to appear in front of Croydon magistrates on Friday, April 11.

A 35-year-old Iranian man from Purley also arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to facilitate in connection with the investigation, has been bailed to return on 10 June 2014.

Four other people arrested in connection with the investigation have been released without charge.

Carla Calub, 29, and Kendrich Calub, 32, formerly of Cheam Common Road, North Cheam, were both convicted of possession of identity card offences at Croydon Crown Court on December 20.

Both were given suspended sentences - 12 months for Mrs Calub and nine months for Mr Calub.

The pair, who were arrested as part of the investigation, have since returned to their home country of the Philippines.

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