Con artist Michelle Roberts appears in court after stealing from her uncle's wake

Michelle Roberts was due to be sentenced today

Michelle Roberts was due to be sentenced today

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Serial fraudster Michelle Roberts appeared in court today (April 1) after pleading guilty to stealing from her uncle’s wake.

The former Gravesend resident was due to be sentenced at Basildon Crown Court but it was adjourned due to the absence of a medical report.

She appeared in the dock, wearing a denim jacket, and after being told her sentencing had been rearranged, she told Judge Jonathan Black: "It’s not my fault, I’ve done my bit."

The 45-year-old, who now leaves in Bracondale Road, Abbey Wood, pleaded guilty at the same court on January 20 to four counts of theft and three of fraud.

In December 2011 she stole four bank cards, £300 in John Lewis vouchers, a chequebook and £80 cash from family members in Shoebury, Essex, while at her uncle’s wake.

She is now due to be sentenced at Basildon Crown Court on May 29.

Previously, Roberts also stole hundreds of pounds from charity boxes in north Kent while pretending her teenage son had terminal cancer in 2012 and later stole from a 89-year-old woman’s purse in Northfleet while serving community payback.

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6:45pm Tue 1 Apr 14

cookster says...

Let's hope her lack of remorse and general vileness is reflected in her sentence.
Let's hope her lack of remorse and general vileness is reflected in her sentence. cookster
  • Score: 16

10:01pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Harold_Monk says...

Another nurse in the dock !!
Another nurse in the dock !! Harold_Monk
  • Score: 7

10:27pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Brook says...

She is not a nurse. She is an old folks cleaner and ars+ wiper.
She probably stole the stethoscope and watch for the photo. One evil old witch who deserves all she gets
She is not a nurse. She is an old folks cleaner and ars+ wiper. She probably stole the stethoscope and watch for the photo. One evil old witch who deserves all she gets Brook
  • Score: 8

1:37am Wed 2 Apr 14

mouthalmighty says...

I was wondering about the uniform and stethoscope. She looks ridiculous
And out of place. She could be of the ilk of walter mitty.
I was wondering about the uniform and stethoscope. She looks ridiculous And out of place. She could be of the ilk of walter mitty. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 8

11:43am Wed 2 Apr 14

concerned.erith says...

hope this vile piece of **** gets whats comming!
hope this vile piece of **** gets whats comming! concerned.erith
  • Score: 6

11:52am Wed 2 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

We all her previous she probs stole the stethoscope.

POS needs a good hiding.
We all her previous she probs stole the stethoscope. POS needs a good hiding. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -13

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