Woman jailed after posing as a carer to steal from 91-year-old

Belinda Evans

A Rotherham woman has been jailed for over four years after posing as a carer in order to steal from an elderly woman in her own home.

Belinda Evans, appeared before court on 15 May, 2020 after admitting that she had stolen cash, jewellery and medication from the bed-bound 91-year-old on 15 April, 2020.

Evans had approached the address at 4.30am, banging on the door and shouting through the letterbox claiming to be a carer and asking to be given the key code.

The victim let Evans in, but quickly realised that the time of the visit was out of step with her usual routine and requested the 41-year-old leave. Evans refused and proceeded to steal £70 in cash and a gold watch, belonging to the victim’s dead husband.

Detective Constable Sam Carr, investigating, said:

This crime saw a cold, calculated, heartless thief prey on an extremely vulnerable member of the community using absolutely shameful tactics. I welcome the sentence given on Friday.

Detective Constable Sam Carr

Evans, of Westgate, was jailed for four and a half years by Sheffield Crown Court.