The thieving carer caught on camera

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A family hid a camera in a clock to catch a thieving carer who helped herself to cash from an elderly widow’s purse.

Frail Molly Roberts, 88, was forced to rely on carers after the devastating ordeal of having her leg amputated.

Red-handed: Stills from the video that show carer Carol Oldfield stealing from widow Molly Roberts. She was caught when daughter Gwen Bode put a hidden camera in the room.

Red-handed: Stills from the video that show carer Carol Oldfield stealing from widow Molly Roberts. She was caught when daughter Gwen Bode put a hidden camera in the room.

Carol Oldfield, 46, of Cameron Croft, Chorley, admitted theft at Preston Crown Court and was given a 12-week jail term suspended for two years, after Molly’s daughter Gwen Bode, her husband Phil and grandson Andrew rigged up a hidden camera in a digital clock on her mantelpiece, to catch the thief in the act.

 

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