A callous thug who preyed on aged girls throughout lockdown – usually posing as a health care provider to get in to their houses earlier than robbing them – has been jailed for 11 years.
Jim Chuter, 33, informed his victims – principally pensioners who lived alone – that he wanted to hold out work on their property.
The ‘heartless’ fiend even stole an MBE medal from one among his victims.
He would usually barge into their residence uninvited and aggressively press them for money in alternate for the bogus work.
Chuter would then steal extra cash and financial institution playing cards which he would then use to withdraw cash from their accounts.
Jim Chuter (pictured), 33, from Surrey, has been jailed for 11 years after pleading responsible to robbing aged girls by speaking his manner into their houses by pretending to be a health care provider
In some circumstances, Chuter pretended to be a well being care employee and used the specter of Covid to intimidate and confuse victims into letting him into their houses.
His youngest sufferer was aged 74, and his oldest aged 95, with most of his offending carried out in Egham, Surrey. however stretching throughout the Thames Valley and London.
Chuter, of no mounted tackle however from Addlestone, Surrey, was arrested in August 2020 and recalled to jail, having been lately launched on licence for comparable offences.
He was sentenced at Guildford Crown Courtroom after pleading responsible to 26 prices together with 9 for housebreaking, sixteen counts of fraud and a theft.
Detective Constable Dave Atkinson, of Surrey CID, stated: ‘Chuter is a heartless legal who had no drawback in exploiting the vulnerability of aged individuals for his personal monetary acquire.
‘Our sympathies stay with every of the victims in these circumstances, who have been manipulated by Chuter and tricked and burgled of their money, which in a single case was a stunning complete of £10,000.
The ‘heartless’ legal was sentenced at Guildford Crown Courtroom after pleading responsible to 26 prices together with 9 for housebreaking, sixteen counts of fraud and a theft
‘He additionally heartlessly stole sentimental objects, together with a MBE medal awarded to 1 sufferer by the Queen, which was sadly by no means recovered.’
He added: ‘I hope that the sentence offers some type of justice for the victims, a few of whom are sadly not with us now and by no means acquired to see Chuter held to account for his abhorrent behaviour.’