A man who snuck into his ex wife’s house in Wigan every week for five years in order to steal cash from his brother-in-law has been given a 12 month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
Bernard Young admitted six counts of fraud by false representation at an earlier hearing.
The victim in this case is a 68-year-old man. Due to him living alone his sister, Young’s ex-wife, became a signatory on his account.
She would make weekly withdrawals of about £160, which she would use to buy his shopping.
Young split from his wife but still had a key to the home.
Over a further three years, Young frequently broke into the house using his key, usually in the early hours of the morning.
He would then take the card, withdraw cash from a nearby ATM and return it straight away.
Over a six year period he stole £30,280, his brother-in-law’s life savings.
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Greater Manchester Police said "inquiries are ongoing to fully understand the circumstances of the incident."