Community "menace" from Epsom jailed after admitting burglary, theft, child neglect and fraud

Gemma Davies, of Dalmeny Way, Epsom, has been jailed for 20 months

Gemma Davies, of Dalmeny Way, Epsom, has been jailed for 20 months

First published in News
Last updated
This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A woman branded a "menace" to her community has been jailed after being convicted of multiple offences including burglary, theft, child neglect and fraud. 

Gemma Davies, 29, blighted the lives of her neighbours within weeks of moving to Dalmeny Way, Epsom.

Her crimes included five thefts, two burglaries, four counts of child neglect, one count of making off without paying, and a fraud.

She stole purses when making phone calls from the homes of neighbours.

On one occasion she stole cash while collecting sponsorship money from a 94-year-old woman.

Davies broke the law again on Friday, July 4 - the same day of a court appearance - by stealing money from a taxi driver in Epsom and making off without paying from another taxi in Guildford.

She also stole a cheque from The Angel Hotel, in Guildford, and tried to cash it at a Barclays bank in the town.

She was finally sentenced to 20 months in prison at Guildford Crown Court last Thursday, August 7.

PC Lisa Betchley, who investigated the case, said: "Gemma Davies has been nothing short of a menace to the community in the short time she has lived there.

"Taking advantage of the goodwill of her neighbours who attempted to help her after she had moved in, and targeting the elderly were particularly callous acts on her part.

"It cannot be underestimated the impact these sort of offences can have on residents living in a close-knit neighbourhood which is why we took steps to bring Davies to justice.

"I hope this reassures the public that we will act when faced with challenging individuals and we would encouraging anyone else faced with similar situations to report matters in confidence."

 

 

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:43pm Mon 11 Aug 14

becstar77 says...

Why was she EVER allowed to live here?
Why was she EVER allowed to live here? becstar77
  • Score: 7

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree