Amanda Greenwood, 40, of Victoria Road, picked on elderly people in her neighbourhood, often knocking on their doors and asking to borrow small sums to pay for taxis.Just lovely…
However, on one occasion when she returned to “repay” one victim, the former drug addict snatched a wad of notes from one man’s hand.
Magistrates at Hendon passed the case to Wood Green Crown Court, as they felt their sentencing powers were not severe enough.Wha..?
But on Thursday she was given a 28-week prison sentence suspended for two years, after admitting one burglary, eight counts of fraud and twice failing to appear at court.
Perhaps they should have kept the case after all.
I hope this statement was issued through gritted teeth:
The officer in the case, Detective Constable Aileen Davies said: “Clearly the sentence imposed by the court is aimed as breaking Greenwood’s offending cycle; while still protecting the residents of Barnet borough from this person’s predatory attentions.Sure. I just bet that’ll happen.
“Greenwood has been given a chance to change her ways - I hope that she will make full use of this opportunity.”
H/T 'Pepe' via email