Prison for thief who preyed on vulnerable Knutsford residents | Knutsford Times

Prison for thief who preyed on vulnerable Knutsford residents

By on January 25, 2018

A conwoman who preyed on elderly and vulnerable Knutsford residents has been sentenced to six months in prison after breaching the terms of her licence.

Kelly Coad, of Longridge, was sentenced in Crewe following her arrest in Manchester.

Knutsford police officers thanked the community for their assistance after a photo appeal – which was published on social media and in last week’s Guardian – led to vital intelligence.

Sgt Andy Baker of the Knutsford beat team said: “We have had a lot of support from people as a result of the appeal.

“We don’t normally put photos of wanted people out on social media, but the feedback was extremely positive.

“No remorse has been shown for these nasty, callous offences which have left people living in fear.”

Coad’s offences included burglary of the home of an elderly woman and a fraud charge using the bank card of another elderly resident.

Her suspended sentence, for which she was on licence, related to battery and harassment whereby she had stolen almost £300 from an 86 year old man and assaulted a care worker when confronted.


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