A woman has been jailed for a string of offences including fraud by false representation and a shocking attempted robbery, captured on CCTV.
Levi Galeford has been jailed for six years, after she was caught on camera attempting to steal a handbag from a 62-year-old woman in a Co-op store in Northfield, Birmingham.
At Birmingham Crown Court, the 24-year-old admitted fraud by false representation, a distraction burglary on an 81-year-old woman, another count of fraud, robbery and attempted robbery.
- Video credit: West Midlands Police
Galeford also conned a 66-year-old lady in a "series of false sob stories" according to police.
She met her victim outside the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on 11 May, talking her into her handing over £10 which led to a "prolonged campaign of emotional blackmail", resulting in the lady handing Galeford a total of £1,790.
Police say Galeford, from Browning Tower in Overbury Road in Northfield, got the money by claiming to be in a violent relationship and needed money to break free.
Detective Constable Gareth Beard, investigating officer, said: