Judge tells woman who robbed elderly neighbour to prepare for jail

Bradford Crown Court
Bradford Crown Court
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A judge has told a 28-year-old woman to prepare herself for custody after she admitted fraud and robbery offences against an elderly neighbour.

Kirsty Collins, of Dunkirk Street, King Cross, pleaded guilty on Friday 13 to five fraud charges and one allegation of robbery when she appeared before a judge at Bradford Crown Court.

Four of the five fraud charges relate to cheques drawn on the account of her vulnerable neighbour and paid into her own account.

Those charges amount to about £1750.

The fifth offence involves a cheque for £355 which Collins paid to someone else.

Collins also admitted a robbery offence involving the same male complainant which was committed on April 4 this year.

Judge John Potter was told that Collins had no previous convictions and he adjourned her sentence hearing until November.

Collins was granted bail in the meantime, but the judge described the charges as serious offences and said she should prepare to receive a custodial sentence.