Disabled Preston man had shopping bag snatched from his walking frame by criminal who provided sexual services

A woman with a history of robbing elderly people has admitted burgling a disabled man and then robbing a woman, telling her: "Snitches get stitches".

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 10:01 am

Kurline Scott is already serving a seven year jail term, with a five year extended licence on account of her danger to the public, for offences in the Midlands.

The 34-year-old, who has 10 aliases and is known by police to wear different coloured wigs, was sentenced to a further 17 months at Sessions House Court after admitting a burglary and robbery in Preston in 2019, at a time she was living in probation accommodation.

David Traynor, prosecuting, said the victim of the burglary on Molyneux Court on April 25, was a retired man who had problems with mobility and used a walker to get around.

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Kurline Scott

He said: " On some days he struggles to get out of his chair.

"The defendant had provided sexual services to him for payment since early April 2019.

"By the date in question he was not willing to let her into his property anymore due to her behaviour."

The court heard when she banged on his window he crossed the room with his walker and opened it to speak to her.

Scott distracted him by telling him a gold ring was in the room, then leaned inside and snatched his shopping bag off his walking frame, which contained his wallet, whiskey and other belongings.

On May 2, Scott robbed a woman who was living in the same probation accommodation as her.

Mr Traynor said: " At around 10pm she heard loud banging on her door.

"She opened the door and the defendant followed her into the flat and asked for the return of a coat she had lent to her.

"She then asked for a pound for the bus saying she was being recalled to prison.

"The complainant got her purse and noticed the defendant was looking at the banknotes. The defendant then said : 'Give me it all, I want it all, I'll f*** you up.'"

The court heard Scott knelt on her victim and squeezed her hand hard to make her drop the money.

The woman had feared she would be stabbed.

As she left Scott, who has 23 convictions for 47 offences, called: " Snitches get stitches".

Scott appeared by a video link from Foston Hall Prison and Young Offender Institution in Derbyshire, but demanded to leave in the middle of the hearing.

Carl Templar-Vasey, defending, said despite many court appearances it had taken a long time for a diagnosis of schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder to be made.

He added: "By all accounts she's doing very well for the first time in custody."

Judge Simon Newell said: " In short form Miss Scott had a relationship with a disabled and vulnerable man.

"She provided him with sexual services for payment. They fell out and on this occasion she went to his house and leant in and stole various properties from him which were in a shopping bag."

Further counts of her stealing £60 from the man on April 11, 2019, £300 on April 13 and a gold ring on April 17 were ordered to lie on the file, along with a count of stealing a Samsung mobile phone and PS2 from a Preston woman and damaging her door on May 2, 2019.

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