Hereford & Worcester

Herefordshire district nurse jailed for stealing from patient

A district nurse from Herefordshire has been jailed for three years for stealing tens of thousands of pounds from an elderly patient.

Christine Roberts, of Booth Gardens, Hereford, was jailed for two years for theft and one year for perverting the course of justice.

The 49-year-old admitted both charges at Worcester Crown Court.

The court heard she accepted a gift of £70,000 from a woman in her 80s and stole more than £30,000 from her.

The incidents took place between 2010 and 2011.

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