Man jailed for stealing £23k from Lincolnshire pensioner’s bank account

A 48-year-old man has been jailed after admitting stealing a 93-year-old Lincolnshire man’s bank card and taking £23,000 from his account.

Ion Anghel, 48, of Sherwood Street in Wolverhampton, previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal and was sentenced to three years in jail at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday, April 15.

The investigation into the distraction theft, which took place in a NatWest on St Peter’s Hill on December 14, 2015, continues.

DI Simon Bromiley, in charge of the investigation, said: “We believe other individuals were involved in this incident and are doing our utmost to make sure those responsible are brought to justice as Anghel has been today.

“Whilst I am satisfied that one male has been convicted the investigation remains a work in progress and officers are working hard to bring the remaining suspects to account.

“The victim in this case has coped amazingly well, not only with being subject to such a callous crime but also with the subsequent media attention and I can’t commend or praise him highly enough.”