Woman who posed as charity collector robbed pensioner, court told

A woman has been jailed for posing as a charity collector to steal from two elderly pensioners in her own street.

Rebecca Maund, 29, called at homes in Tredegar, Gwent, pretending to carry out odd jobs for charity.

But she took advantage of one 80-year-old woman who opened her door - grabbing her purse with £21 in cash, her bank card and buss pass.

Maund then turned her attention to the old woman's neighbour - saying she would cut her grass for charity.

But instead she pocketed the £3 cash after completing the job.

Newport Crown Court heard Maund was on drugs at the time. Credit: PA

Appearing at Newport Crown Court, Maund pleaded guilty to one count of burglary and one count of fraud by false representation after the incidents in Dukestown, Tredegar.

Aled Watkins, defending, said his client had been drunk and under the influence of drugs at the time.

Judge Curran sentenced Maund, of Tredegar, to nine months in prison.