Woman who robbed her gran avoids jail
DESPITE robbing her own grandmother during a spate of burglary offences, a Leamington woman has avoided being jailed.
It comes after a judge heard she is finally tackling her drug addiction.
Kathleen Crowley had pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to six charges of fraud, having earlier admitted offences of burglary and theft.
Crowley, aged 36, of Justice Close, Leamington , was given a two-year community order, with a rehabilitation activity and an 8pm to 6am electronicallytagged curfew for two months.
Prosecutor Ian Windridge said that in September last year Crowley and her sister Marie burgled their grandmother’s home while she was away for the weekend.
When the 77-year-old got back, she found her home in Whitnash was secure and the doors locked – but a bottle of vodka, some painkillers and two purses with money in them, £40 and 485 euros, had been taken.
Crowley was arrested after she was later seen leaving the Morrison’s store in Leamington with items worth £287 for which she had not paid.
She had also stolen clothing worth £318 from the Factory Shop in Warwick.
Mr Windridge said that in the early hours of November 19 last year a man named Alan Dorgan carried out a burglary at a house in Lillington Road, Leamington, and stole a handbag.
By 5.45am a bank card from the handbag was being used by Crowley in an unsuccessful attempt to withdraw cash from an ATM machine at the One