A DRUG addict from Shirley who sold his ill grandmother’s car - and told her it had been stolen - has been jailed.
Lee Bosworth, of Berkeley Road, had been his grandparents’ carer for the past year, Solihull Magistrates Court was told on Monday.
The 33-year-old’s grandmother is suffering from cancer, while his grandfather is in the final stages of dementia.
Malcolm Stoddard, prosecuting, said: “Bosworth’s grandmother had been told by the defendant that there had been a break in and her car had been stolen.
“The car was sold to Hall Green Spares for £200 but the vehicle, which had been reported as stolen, was seen by police on January 7.”
In his defence, the court heard Bosworth had been finding it hard to take care of his elderly relatives. He also had a problem with drugs and events had ‘spiralled out of control’.
But the bench told Bosworth they did not believe his version of events and claimed he sold the car to fund his drug habit.
He pleaded guilty to theft and fraud and was sentenced to 13 weeks in prison.