A care worker from Luton has been jailed for more than two and a half years after stealing from vulnerable and elderly people she had previously been employed to care for.
Charmaine Wilson, 52, of Blundell Road, Luton was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Friday, January 24, 2020, after pleading guilty to burglary.
In December 2018, Wilson broke into a house in Luton where she previously worked as a carer for the family. She used her knowledge of the property and entered it at night to steal money from them.
She was searching the home when she was interrupted by one of the elderly occupants who fell to the floor when he confronted her. She has made no attempt to help him and searched his pockets whilst he was lying helpless on the ground before making off with more than £400 in cash.
Officers managed to piece together Wilson’s movements on the night of the offence through a review of CCTV and her phone. At the time of the arrest the officers also recovered distinctive boots Wilson was seen wearing on the CCTV.
Wilson was sentenced to 31 months imprisonment. Detective Constable Benjamin Robertson, who investigated the incident, said: “This was a shocking and vile burglary in which Wilson took advantage of elderly and vulnerable victims. She show no regard for the occupants of the home she was previously trusted to care for, in fact she used her knowledge of the property to steal from them.
“Our investigation delivered overwhelming amount of evidence and prompted Wilson to plead guilty to this terrifying break in. She will now spend a lengthy time behind bars reflecting on her actions.”