A woman from Sheffield who committed a series of sneak in burglaries in the city in January has been jailed for three years.
Lisa King, 37, of Main Road, Darnall, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday (11 June) after pleading guilty to burglary, attempted burglary, fraud and handling stolen goods.
On the 16 January, King gained access to a house on Queen Mary Road, entering through the back door she took bank cards, a laptop and several personal documents. She later attempted to use the bank cards to buy items at a premises close to her victims home.
A week later, she targeted an 88-year-old woman, who she had known for several years from visiting a family member who lived nearby. King entered the elderly woman’s home and stole cash, bankcards, a purse and jewellery, whilst her victim sat unaware in her living room.
Detective Sergeant Wayne Price, who led the investigation, said: “King had no regard for her victims, she entered their homes, shamelessly taking their belongings and looking for valuable items and cash. She was stealing to fund her drug habit, her actions were shameless.
“These crimes are extremely distressing for victims who have their homes and privacy violated. I am pleased that King has been served with a custodial sentence and I hope her victims feel reassured by our action.”