A BATLEY man and woman have been jailed after admitting to stealing from vulnerable victims on a housing estate.
Amanat Tariq, 37, and Alliah Bradshaw, 40 (both pictured) who are from the Staincliffe area, were both jailed at Leeds Crown Court last week after pleading guilty to offences including burglary, fraud and harassment.
Tariq was sentenced to six years and six months in prison on four charges of burglary and four fraud offences. The court also imposed a 10-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) on him.
Bradshaw was jailed for three years for one offence of harassment and one of burglary, and she was also made subject of a 10-year CBO.
The pair were convicted following a series of offences on the Manor Way estate between February and July last year.
During that period they targeted, befriended and then exploited four vulnerable victims to obtain money from them.
The offences came to light after Yorkshire Building Society staff noticed a number of suspicious money withdrawals made by one of the victims, and contacted Kirklees police.
The pair are banned from entering a designated part of the Kirklees district unless pre-conditions are met.
Neither are they allowed to take money or property from anybody that is not a family member within the district unless they have written permission from the person.
Inspector Dorian James, of the Batley & Spen NPT, said: “We welcome the sentences given to Tariq and Bradshaw for what were awful and insidious offences in which they preyed on vulnerable residents in the local community in Staincliffe.
“The CBO orders attached to their sentences mean that if they re-offend on release they can be immediately arrested and potentially find themselves straight back in prison, providing an extra deterrent.”