'Callous' Doncaster woman befriended 90-year-old before stealing £780 from her

A woman has been jailed after stealing £780 from a vulnerable pensioner in Doncaster.

By Sophie Wills
Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 3:44 pm

Nicola Pratt, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to burglary at Sheffield Crown Court on Saturday, August 29 and was jailed for 38 months.

The court heard that on the morning of Saturday, June 6, Pratt befriended her 90-year-old victim at a shop in Balby Bridge.

Pratt, 35, offered to help the woman home with her shopping.

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Nicola Pratt was jailed for 38 months.

When they arrived, Pratt insisted on entering the property despite the victim asking her not to.

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Once inside, Pratt was left alone in the living room before leaving.

When the victim’s carer attended later, it was discovered that £780 in cash and two ornaments were missing.

PC Nicola Blewitt, the investigating officer, said: “This was a callous crime committed against an extremely vulnerable lady.

"Burglary can have a lasting impact on victims and I hope this sentence shows that it will not be tolerated in our communities.”

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