The UK's fastest-growing regional news network
4°C | 1°C
4°C | -4°C
2°C | -3°C
See the full forecast for your area.
Sponsored by Britelite.
Home Folkestone News Article
Convicted fraudster Theresa Spice was given a chance to repay society by working in a charity shop.
Instead, she used the opportunity to steal cash and jewels from a frail 92-year-old volunteer at the shop in Folkestone.
Now Spice, 44, has been jailed for six months after being told her crimes were "mean and despicable".
"These were mean and despicable offences against a 92-year-old lady who you befriended" - Judge Adele Williams
Her lawyer Kerry Waite said: "She comes to the court with great trepidation and upset because the consequences of her going to prison would have on her accommodation."
But Judge Adele Williams told her she had taken the items to fund her cocaine and cannabis habit.
"These were mean and despicable offences against a 92-year-old lady who you befriended and you have committed similar offences in the past.
"You are a person who targets vulnerable people to steal jewellery or cash."
Spice, who admitted two thefts, was jailed for three months together with three months of the suspended sentence, making six months.
Click here for more news from Folkestone.
Click here for more news from around the county.