A ‘remorseless’ Putney woman who swiped cash from an elderly woman with severe Alzheimer’s in her care was sentenced yesterday.
Sarah Leacy, 33, of Tildelsy Road, London, was sentenced at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court to complete 80 hours of supervised, unpaid work within the next 12 months and also ordered to pay £700 in fines and costs.
The victim’s family reported to police on June 30 that money was going missing from their 90-year-old mother’s address in Weimar Street.
An estimated £300 is believed to have been stolen from the victim over the course of the year.
Detective Constable Steve Isom of Wandsworth CID said: “The family of the 90-year-old victim trusted Leacy with the care of their mother who suffers from severe Alzheimer’s.
“This case demonstrates a clear abuse of that trust.
“Despite two thefts being recorded on CCTV installed by the victim’s family, Leacy has never admitted or apologised for her actions even when faced with the CCTV evidence.”