Prison for life-savings theft

A couple from Hartlepool were sentenced to two and a half years in prison for stealing around £100,000 from a 91-year-old woman suffering from dementia.

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Latest: Couple deny stealing £100,000

The jury in the case of a husband and wife accused of stealing thousands of pounds from the woman's 91-year-old Godmother have been sent home for the night after failing to reach a verdict.

It is alleged that Andrew and Lesley Reeve from Hartlepool told the dementia sufferer that her money would pay for a conversion at their home allowing her to move in with them - but instead they spent it on themselves. The couple deny theft.

Rachel Bullock was in court.

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