Cleaner stole jewellery from Treuddyn couple's bedroom

Published date: 14 February 2014 |
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A cleaner has admitted stealing jewellery of sentimental value from a client’s bedroom.

Angela Watson, 39, was employed by Classy Cleaners and among her clients were a couple living in Treuddyn, near Mold.

A court heard that on November 6, while her employer cleaned downstairs, she cleaned upstairs and stole jewellery to the approximate value of £3,000.

Victim Tony Williams reported that a bracelet, a necklace and a ring belonging to his wife had been stolen from the bedroom. Watson, of Maes Hyfryd, Rhosrobin, Wrexham, was given a four-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

She was placed on two years’ supervision, sent on a low-level drug rehabilitation course and ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

Flintshire magistrates also ordered her to pay £500 in compensation with £80 costs.

They said it was a breach of trust when she had stolen property of a significant monetary and sentimental value.

Frances Wilmot, prosecuting, told the Mold court the couple were going out one evening and Mrs Williams realised jewellery was missing. Police were called when more jewellery went astray but the defendant had not admitted taking anything else.

Arrested and interviewed, Watson admitted theft and said she had pawned the items for £474.

Bethan Jones, defending, said her client had a number of issues.

She appreciated she needed to pay compensation but she was on limited means.

It was a difficult situation because her client knew she would not be welcomed back as a cleaner in view of the conviction. It was clear she owed debts to various people.

Magistrates said they appreciated Watson had significant problems in her life and an immediate custodial sentence was not appropriate.

They said a lot of help was now being offered to her and she should make the most of it.

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