Woman who targeted vulnerable victim to steal cash jailed for five years
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A woman who targeted a vulnerable elderly woman by posing as a carer to steal cash and personal items has been jailed for five years.
On four occasions in October and November 2020, 33 year-old Kayleigh Teare, befriended the woman, who is in her 90s, by pretending to be a carer before stealing bank cards, cash and personal items from her home in Clubmoor. Around £1400 was stolen in total.
Teare, of no fixed abode, was identified through a Paypal transaction and via CCTV where she had used the debit card at various locations. A fingerprint was also found on a piece of paper in which she wrote notes to try and obtain information such as PIN numbers for the bank cards.
Teare was found guilty of three burglaries, one attempted burglary, fraud and assault.
She was jailed today, Monday 26th July, at Liverpool Crown Court for five years for the burglary, a further 12 months for the fraud to run concurrently and a further two months for the assault, also to run concurrently.
Detective Inspector Craig Turner said: “To befriend a vulnerable person and then target them in such a way for monetary gain is shocking.
“Teare took cash from her victim’s home on a number of occasions and also used her bank card to make purchases and withdrawals for her own benefit.
“I am pleased that the jury saw through Teare’s lies and that she is now behind bars for her crimes.
“Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure in their own homes. This was the ultimate breach of trust and I hope that her victim, who is in her 90s, will be able to move on from this."