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9 April 2015, 12:59
A 19 year-old man has been sentenced to a total of four years’ imprisonment after being convicted of burglary, fraud and theft offences.
Ally Gillan, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court on 1 April to three counts of fraud, one count of burglary and one count of theft.
Most of Gillan’s crimes, all of which were committed between 27 February and 27 March 2015, involved him claiming to be a window cleaner and accepting money from residents as payment.
During a distraction burglary in Tweed Drive, Bletchley, he entered the house claiming to be a window cleaner and stole a bag of coins from the 85 year-old male occupant.
There was a fraud at Kelsey Close, Tattenhoe, where he attended the home of an 89 year-old woman and her husband and claimed to have been the victim of crime, resulting in the victim giving him £100.
He also carried out a fraud at Lenthall Close, Bradwell, where he attended the home of a 78 year-old woman claiming to be from her usual window cleaning firm and requesting payment of £20 which the victim gave him.
He also carried out a theft at Hills Close, Great Linford, where Gillan attended the address of a 78 year-old woman claiming to be from a window cleaning company (while there, he wiped over the window ledge using a sock and stole £6 and a glass from outside the property).
At Shilling Close, Pennyland, he attended the address of a 72 year-old woman claiming to be from her window cleaning company (having been paid £6 by the occupant for the impending cleaning, he did not complete any cleaning.
The officer in the case, Det Con Caroline Vendy of Milton Keynes CID, said:
"These types of offences, where the elderly members of our society are targeted, will be dealt with as a priority and as robustly as possible. This was a satisfying result for the victims of these crimes."
A further three similar offences were taken into consideration which took place in Quinton Drive, Mitcham Place and Spoonley Wood, where a total of £60 was taken from the victims.