Fagley son who stole rings from mum told to buy her some new ones (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Fagley son who stole rings from mum told to buy her some new ones
8:00am Saturday 7th September 2013 in News
A “cruel and selfish” son who stole his mother’s gold jewellery and sold some of it for scrap should save up and buy her some more, a judge told him.
Timothy Goggs, 34, sneaked into Elaine Challoner’s bedroom and filched rings worth £600 from the pillowcase where she kept them hidden, Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday.
He also took a games console from Mrs Challoner that he sold to the Cash Generators shop.
Goggs, of Intake Road, Fagley, Bradford, pleaded guilty to theft between January 31 and February 14.
Prosecutor Richard Davies said Mrs Challoner found the rings gone and a handwritten note under her son’s pillow saying he was sorry and ‘goodbye’.
None of the jewellery, of sentimental value to his mother, was recovered.
Goggs had 28 convictions for 42 offences, including theft, house burglary and a robbery, the court was told.
His barrister, Jayne Becket, said he had apologised to his mother.
Judge Peter Benson labelled it “a mean and unpleasant offence” from a man with a very bad criminal record.
“Your mother had given you shelter and you repaid that kindness by stealing from her,” he said.
Goggs’ actions were “cruel and selfish in the extreme.”
Judge Benson sentenced him to nine months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, with a community order and a Drug Rehabilitation Requirement.