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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

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