A shameless mum jailed for stealing nearly £500,000 from her brain-damaged daughter is now contesting her will. Cathy Svendsen, 47, was locked up in 2014 with her ex-hubby after they blew cash awarded to Sam Hills.
Sam died in December last year aged 32 and left her £160,000 bungalow to a group of six carers.
But divorced Svendsen – who has since been released from prison after serving just half of her sentence – is now disputing her daughter’s dying wishes.
A source said: “Sam went on holiday last year. She knew it would be her last, and she died on the plane home.
“She left her house to the carers. Her mum then declared a vested interest. It’s deplorable.”
Sam was awarded £2.6million in 1999 after being starved of oxygen at birth.
But Svendsen, from Grimsby, and her then husband Robert Hills, 53, spent it as “though they had won the lottery”.
The couple spent £200,000 on cars, £18,000 on jewellery and more than £22,000 on a property in Cleethorpes, Lincs.
One of the motors included an all-pink Mini Cooper with the reg X66 MUM.
Svendsen, from Grimsby, Lincs., who was convicted under her married name of Watson, even spent £12,000 on cosmetic surgery and splurged £100,000 on credit cards.
Their deception and Sam’s ongoing care costs left just £200,000 – only enough to cover her care for two years before the bill was due to be picked up by the taxpayer.
Lawyers acting for Sam confirmed the contest.