Homecare worker jailed

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A Yorkshire homecare worker who burgled the home of a quadriplegic man she once looked after has been jailed for three years. Rosie Gilgrass, 26, of Holme Wood, Bradford, admitted robbing William Jacques when she appeared before Bradford Crown Court. The court heard that Gilgrass, with an unknown Asian accomplice, had gone to Mr Jacques house in Skipton. There Gilgrass told Mr Jacques that, unless he handed over money, the accomplice would beat her up. Gilgrass dropped to her knees and told Mr Jacques: “If he doesn¹t get any money he¹ll kill me”. But then, the court heard, Gilgrass pointed out to her accomplice where Mr Jacques kept his money and he stole £80. It was said in mitigation that Gilgrass was a heroin addict who stole to feed her habit. Jailing Gilgrass, Recorder Stephen Ashurst said she had committed an offence against ” a very vulnerable person”.

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