A teenager who posed as a schoolgirl to con a pensioner was caught after she left behind a form giving the address of a family member.That's pretty amusing. But her sentence isn't:
Hay, of Woodhill, Woolwich, pleaded guilty to burglary and obtaining property by deception.She's 17, according to the report, so her previous crimes were committed when she was around 14-15. Not exactly keeping her nose clean then? Well deserving of a suitable punishment?
She has previous convictions for similar attacks on vulnerable homeowners in 2005 and 2006
She didn't get one:
But Recorder Mr Alan Saggerson gave her a nine month sentence suspended for two years.Because of her age...? She was committing offences against vulnerable pensioners when she was even younger, for god's sake!
He said: "This burglary was a nasty and mean offence that involved stealing from a 93-year-old lady, the consequences of which don't even begin to cross your mind.
"Both of these offences are plainly so serious that only a custodial sentence can possibly be justified.
"However, I am going to suspend the sentence, firstly because of your age and also because the Probation Service is able to offer some positive courses.
Hay, who had been on conditional bail, left the court apparently in tears.They must have been of laughter...