Man stole £27k from his mum

Crime story
Crime story

A WIGAN man has admitted committing a string of thefts from his own elderly mother - totalling almost £27,500.

Timothy Brinkman, of Powell Drive, Billinge, pleaded guilty to five thefts spanning January 2009 and October 2012.

A Liverpool Crown Court judge heard that the offences involved stealing a total of £27,435 from his mum Ruth Brinkman, who died in January this year. Defence barrister David Morton told the hearing that Brinkman had pleaded guilty on the basis “that when his behaviour began, he had every expectation and intent to repay the money, but did not because of his financial situation: his loss of income through loss of employment.”

Brinkman was further remanded on bail pending his sentence at Liverpool on Wednesday October 15.

Judge Thomas Teague, QC, warned Brinkman that being granted bail was no indication of the sentence that would be imposed.