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Man sentenced after sneaking into ex-wife's house to steal

A man who sneaked 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.

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Man who snuck into ex wife’s house to steal cash every week for three years escapes jail

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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