Thief who demanded cash from elderly couple in their home spared jail after victims accept his apology Lewis Burns, 21, smashed window and terrified couple in their seventiesThey forgave him after hearing of his previous good character | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 17 December 2012 Previous good character: Lewis Burns was spared jail A burglar who smashed his way into a sheltered housing complex and demanded cash from elderly residents has been let off prison after his victims accepted his apology.
Carer jailed for stealing 31,000 from vulnerable woman she was looking after Denise Kiff, 40, used Maureen baker's debit card over four years Bought takeaways, jewellery and clothes and took out 5,000 bank loan Jailed for 16 months after judge slams 'shocking' breach of trust | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 15 December 2012 Breach of trust: Carer Denise Kiff stole more than 31,000 from elderly Maureen Baker who has the mental age of a five-year-old over the period of four years A carer who repeatedly stole from her vulnerable patient to fund her own lifestyle has been jailed. Denise Kiff, 40, took cash from Maureen Baker who is severely mentally disabled over the course of four years. Kiff, who worked for mental health charity Mencap, used Miss Baker’s debit card to withdraw money as well as to buy Chinese takeaways and clothes, and even took out a bank loan in her name.
NHS patient, 104, left waiting 12 hours for a lift from hospital after medics refused to call him a taxi over health and safety fears | UPDATED: 13:37 GMT, 26 November 2012 104-year-old Jack Jones was left waiting for over 12 hours for an ambulance home after a short visit to A&E NHS chiefs have apologised to a 104-year-old patient after they left him waiting for 12 hours for a lift home because they refused to let him call a taxi – over health and safety fears. Jack Jones was in tears after medical staff said he would have to wait for an ambulance to give him a lift home after he was discharged from hospital following a fall