Jail for nurse who falsely accused grandad of rape

By Rebecca Buchan

Published: 07/01/2014

An “evil” north-east nurse who falsely accused her grandfather of rape so she could get her hands on his inheritance has been jailed.

Natalie Mortimer, 25, wasted 175 hours of police time, at a cost to taxpayers of more than £3,000, when she lied to officers and told them Gordon Ritchie had repeatedly raped her as a child.

After a thorough police investigation, which led to Mr Ritchie having to spend time in a cell, Mortimer eventually admitted wasting police time by fabricating the sex-attack claims.

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