Elderly woman’s carer jailed for stealing her jewellery
11 April 2018 Local News
A man who stole two rings and cash from a vulnerable 80-year-old woman he was supposed to be caring for has been jailed for two years.
Rozaul Ahmed, 30, of Cromartie Street, Stoke-on-Trent, pleaded guilty to the theft of two rings, theft of £20, fraud by false representation and committing an act with intent to pervert the course of justice at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on 8 March 2018.
He was sentenced to 25 months in prison at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court today (11 April 2018), including 15 months for perverting the course of justice.
The court heard how Ahmed was employed as a domicile carer where he attended the homes of elderly people to provide care and support and as such was considered to be in a position of trust.
Whilst visiting a home in Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent in June 2017 he stole a 22ct plain gold ladies wedding ring that belonged to the victim’s late mother and an 18ct gold ladies engagement ring with a small cluster of diamonds that belonged to the victim’s late aunt.
He also stole £20 from the victim’s purse on a separate occasion.
Ahmed then sold the rings to the Longton branch of Cash Converters for £130 in June 2017, which were sold on in July 2017.
Detective Constable Andrew Clarke, of Staffordshire Police’s Adult Safeguarding Enquiry Team, said: “This was a despicable act committed against an elderly lady who trusted Ahmed and he took advantage of this trust. Sadly, she has since died. These items were of great sentimental value and the family would love to see them returned.”
If anyone recalls purchasing these rings from Cash Converters in Longton in July 2017 please contact Staffordshire Police on 101.