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Carer who stole from 88 year old in Amersham convicted and sentenced for theft

| August 15, 2018

A carer who stole from an elderly person in Amersham has been convicted and sentenced for theft.

On Tuesday 14th August 2018, at High Wycombe Magistrates Court, a 52 year old man of George Street, Chesham pleaded guilty to one count of theft.

Between Wednesday 18th July 2018 and Thursday 26th July 2018 the 52 year old man stole money from the property of an elderly 88 year old man in Amersham while working as a carer.

The 52 year old man was sentenced at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on Tuesday 14th August 2018 to 26 weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years, £1,000 costs to the victim for theft and emotional stress caused, 120 hours community order, £85 court costs and £115 victim surcharge.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Jags Sekhon of Amersham Investigation Hub, said: ‘[The 52 year old man] has pleaded guilty to stealing money from a vulnerable 88 year old man.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the victim and witnesses who took the time to check on the victim, noticed a pattern of behaviour and reported it so police could investigate.

Thames Valley Police will always aim to protect those who are most vulnerable in our society and prosecute those who choose to exploit them.

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