CARER IN CASH RAID DISGRACE
A carer was caught on camera stealing money from the handbag of the elderly woman she was looking after.
Relatives of the frail OAP suspected cash was going missing during visits to her sheltered housing home in Melrose, Roxburghshire.
They set up the cameras and caught 40- year- old Hellen Johnson going into the woman’s bag and removing £35 on film.
Police were called and as officers viewed the CCTV evidence in another room, the cash turned up underneath a table where the bag had been sitting.
The officers insisted the money was not on the floor when they first arrived at the property. At Selkirk Sheriff Court, fiscal Tessa Bradley told Johnson: ” You tried to get away with it by dropping it on the floor when the police had their backs turned.”
Sheriff Derrick McIntyre found her guilty of stealing the money on January 19.
Sentence was deferred until October 12.
GUILTY Carer Johnson