At the age of 89, Ruth Gosley was left without heating when her granddaughter, 38-yearold Katie Gosley-shaw, stole her £140,000 life savings.
Gosley-shaw claimed benefits while using her nan’s cash to go on holidays and buy new clothes and a new car. She even spent £10,000 on a single transaction at a health spa.
Leaving her nan without even enough to buy heating oil, the widow’s house was so cold that, when police were called, they had to keep their coats on.
Gosley-shaw was convicted of five counts of theft and two of fraud.
She was jailed for four years at
Leeds Crown Court in January 2015.
Speaking after the court case, Mrs Gosley said she ‘adored’ her only grandchild, but was yet to receive an apology.
Talking about her granddaughter, she said, ‘She would do all of my writing because my hands don’t work so well any more. She would write all my cheques for me.
I suppose that’s how it must have
Ruth was left unable to heat her home Heartless Katie claimed her grandma gave her permission to use the money