SO COLD

Real People - - MISS THE BRIDE -

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

started.’

Ruth was left un­able to heat her home Heart­less Katie claimed her grandma gave her per­mis­sion to use the money

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