Conman who stole from Lowdham pensioner jailed

A con-man who lied about being from the “water board” to steal from a pensioner in Lowdham has been jailed.

Jackie O’Neil, 35, was sentenced to four years and four months in prison for burglary with theft on Monday, February 26, 2018.

O’Neil, formerly of Old School Lane, Keadby, Scunthorpe, appeared in the back garden of the woman’s home in Lowdham and said he was dealing with a burst water pipe at the property.

He told the woman to hold on to the taps and tell him if they began to rattle while he carried out checks but what he really did was search the house.

JAILED: Jackie O’Neill

He stole jewellery and cash then fled over the garden fence.

Detective Constable Nicholas Wood said: “I am pleased with the sentence given to O’Neil as it shows that those who prey on the vulnerable will feel the weight of the judicial process.

“Nottinghamshire Police takes crimes like these very seriously and we will do everything we can to ensure vulnerable people are protected and perpetrators are brought to justice.”

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