Sheffield woman sold elderly woman's stolen wedding ring

An offender who sold an elderly woman’s stolen wedding ring has been spared from prison.

Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 11:45 am

Sheffield Crown Court heard today, August 4, how Sarah Rotherham, aged 49, of Derby Terrace, Heeley, Sheffield, sold the ring and a pendant at a Cash Converters store after the jewellery was stolen by an unknown offender from an 84-year-old woman's flat on Derby Terrace.

Martin Robertshaw, prosecuting, said the victim’s flat was burgled on August 3, last year, and Rotherham was found to have sold the stolen jewellery after Cash Converters took photos of the ring and pendant which could not be recovered but were identified by the complainant.

Rotherham, who has previous convictions, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods.

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An offender who sold an elderly woman's stolen wedding ring has been given a suspended prison sentence at Sheffield Crown Court, pictured.

Rebecca Tanner, defending, said Rotherham’s offending has been linked to drug problems.

Judge David Dixon sentenced Rotherham to 14-months of custody suspended for two years with a rehabilitation requirement. She was given a five-year restraining order to keep away from the complainant.