A greedy couple from Hartlepool have been convicted of wiping out a 91-year-old dementia sufferer's life savings in two years of high spending.
The court heard that after Lesley and Andrew Reeve's two year spree, the Godmother, Joan Killen's savings had reduced from £130,000 to just £3,000.
The couple cleared debts, bought a car and electrical goods and presents for themselves. They also spent some of the cash on converting the garage of their home in Chichester Close into a wet room and gym, but told police the work was really to make it into a bedroom for "Aunty Joan".
Mrs Reeve, who collapsed in the dock, was convicted of stealing £2,940 in pension payments. The couple were cleared of stealing a winter fuel payment of £150. The pair will be sentenced on a date yet to be fixed.
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