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Friday, 23 June 2017

Sob story fraudster jailed for 'dreadful offending' against vulnerable elderly people

Sob story fraudster jailed for 'dreadful offending' against vulnerable elderly people
Sob story fraudster jailed for 'dreadful offending' against vulnerable elderly people


Sob story fraudster jailed for 'dreadful offending' against vulnerable elderly people


A SOB story fraudster who preys on the good will of vulnerable elderly people to steal their money has been jailed again.

Drug user Jemma Dean, 30, targeted two women pensioners just weeks after being released from her previous prison sentence, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Sentencing her to two years imprisonment, Judge Jonathan Rose told Dean: “There is no excuse for the dreadful offending for which you are responsible.”

Judge Rose said a significant sentence might not deter her, but it would protect the public from her preying on them.


The court heard Dean, previously of Oxley Gardens, Low Moor, Bradford, but now of no fixed address, was jailed for 16 months last year for similar offences and she had an appalling record for dishonesty offences.

She was released on licence in April from her last sentence, but prosecutor Caroline Abraham said that on May 3 she targeted a 73-year-old woman’s home in Greenacre Avenue, Wyke, Bradford. Miss Abraham said the victim answered an urgent knocking on her door. Dean was on the doorstep and said her car had broken down and asked to use the phone. The pensioner allowed her to do so. Dean said she had ordered a taxi but had no money and asked to borrow £17.50 for the fare, offering to leave her bank card with the woman.

Miss Abraham said the victim trusted the defendant to return and reimburse her. When she failed to return, the woman alerted police.







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