A couple from Hartlepool have been jailed for wiping out the life savings of a 91-year-old woman with dementia.
Lesley Reeve spent more than £100,000 of her godmother's money with her husband Andrew after he was made a signatory on their victim's bank account.
Gregg Easteal was in court.
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