A man has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for offences of burglary, theft and fraud that occurred in Milton Keynes, according to Thames Valley Police.
Dennis Skiller, aged 40, of no fixed abode, was found guilty by unanimous jury at Aylesbury Crown Court last Wednesday (August 18) of one count each of burglary, theft, going equipped for theft in addition to two counts of fraud by false representation.
The conviction comes after a woman in her forties woke up to text messages from her bank about suspected fraudulent transactions on the 25 March earlier this year. The victim then discovered that her handbag had been taken, in addition to her car.
Skiller, already known by police for an assault in Aylesbury earlier the same month, was arrested by police the following day (26 March) and then charged on 27 March.
Detective Constable Damien Freeman, of the Priority Crime Team based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “Skiller entered the victim’s home, stole her personal possessions and then used her card to make transactions.
“I am pleased that he has received a custodial sentence and will have time to reflect on his actions.
“People should have the right to feel safe in their own homes and Thames Valley Police will work hard to bring offenders to justice.”
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