Carer caught on camera bullying and stealing from stroke victim in her own home

A shameless carer was caught on camera stealing from an elderly stroke victim's purse in her own home.

Sharon Wilcox, 48, was also filmed mistreating vulnerable Sylvia Williams – but she has avoided jail.

The carer threatened to turn off the television if Mrs Williams did not get into her nightclothes and, on another occasion, she watched as the mum struggled to undress herself.

But Mrs Williams' daughter Jayne Hines, 52, became suspicious of Wilcox and set up the secret camera in the living room.

North Wales Live reports Wilcox pleaded guilty to the theft and ill-treatment.

She wept last week at Caernarfon crown court as she was handed a nine-month prison term – suspended for 18 months.


Speaking today from her home in Flintshire, north Wales, Mrs Hines said: "I will never forgive her for what she's done. The theft is one thing but the abuse…never.

"After I knew what Sharon was doing I was still recording her visits so I had to be nice to her when I saw her.

"It was so hard. I would go home and cry. I had to wait until the police dealt with it."

Mrs Hines has shared the clip of the theft but has decided to keep the footage of the mistreatment private to protect her mum's dignity.

But all the damning evidence, recorded in January, was played in court last week.

Fighting back tears, Mrs Hines added: "I think she should have had a custodial sentence for what she did.

"She didn't even have to pay back the £30 she admitted she stole from her. It's not the money it's the principal. I'm angry and I am upset. I don't trust anyone now."


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