Woman charged after posing as police officer and stole thousands - The Solihull Observer

Woman charged after posing as police officer and stole thousands

Solihull Editorial 7th Nov, 2017   0

A WOMAN who posed as a police officer in order to trick her way into people’s homes has allegedly stolen thousands of pounds from a 98-year-old woman.

Derrol Flynn is accused of making a fake police ID badge out of a SIM card holder and a shoe lace and using it as a ruse to deceive women aged between 60 and 98 into believing she was an investigator.

The 45-year-old, formerly of Kitts Green Road, Kitts Green, is charged with four counts of burglary, four attempted burglaries and one attempted robbery.

It’s alleged she stole £600 from a couple in Paddock Road, Hollywood, on May 26.

Small sums of cash from homes in Masshouse Lane, Kings Norton, and Quinton’s Edenhall Road on June 18 and 25 and thousands from a 98-year-old Bournville woman on June 26.

She’s also accused of trying to steal from properties in Dorsington Road in Olton, Hillmount Close in Hall Green and Heath Way in Shard End on June 25, plus Fairfax Road, West Heath, the following day.

And she faces one count of attempted to rob a woman of her handbag at the Dorsington Road address.

Flynn is set to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on November 29 where the charges will formally be put to her.

West Midlands Police are appealing for anyone who believes they may have been visited by someone falsely posing as a police officer to contact them at the High Harm and Vulnerability Team at Stechford police station on 101 or email [email protected]

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