A woman spent hundreds of pounds using bank cards stolen during the burglary of a vulnerable man’s home.
Winnie Cawley, of North Street in Lockwood, pleaded guilty to two charges of fraud by false representation.
She was caught on CCTV using the stolen cards at two supermarkets in Huddersfield on June 30.
Kirklees magistrates heard that at the time of the offences Cawley was living in sheltered accommodation with some people who have mental health issues.
Prosecutor Vanessa Jones said that one of the residents was burgled, although Cawley was not charged with this offence.
Mrs Jones said: “A few days later (the victim) went to withdraw some money at the ATM and found he had got insufficient funds.
“He made enquiries with his bank and that’s when the transactions were revealed that he hadn’t made.
“CCTV obtained from the stores shows Cawley carrying out these transactions.”
Using the cards, 38-year-old Cawley obtained almost £300 worth of goods and cash back from Tesco in Viaduct Street and the Shorehead branch of Sainsbury’s.
The court heard that Cawley had a lengthy record of 76 offences.
Catherine McCullough, mitigating, said that her client was using drugs at the time and this was the main reason for her committing the offences.
Magistrates sentenced Cawley to a community order with 20 days of rehabilitative activities.
She must pay compensation to the Royal Bank of Scotland after the bank paid the amount stolen back to the complainant.
Finally, she has to pay £310 costs and £60 victim surcharge.