Twins who stole their grandparents’ £ 8,000 savings while shopping with their bank card ‘still haven’t said sorry or paid back a cent’ three months after saving prison
- Clair and Louise Smith, 25, pleaded guilty to stealing £ 8,000 from grandparents
- They were spared prison and not ordered by the court to repay the savings
- Three months later, the heartless couple has not refunded the money or even said sorry
Callous twin sisters who were spared prison despite stealing their own grandparents’ savings until they didn’t pay back money or even apologize for their crimes.
Clair and Louise Smith, 25, admitted that they stole £ 8,000 from the bank account of Crawford Pirrie, 73, and wife Marlene, 75, while running errands for them.
The couple, from Ayrshire, Scotland, were convicted last December but were not sent to jail, as Sheriff George Jamieson instead ordered them to wear an electronic tag and be given a curfew.
Twins Clair and Louise Smith have not returned any of the money three months after their court date
But since he had not ordered a compensation order, they were not forced to pay back the money.
And several months later, they have not refunded any of the stolen money or even apologized to their heartbroken grandparents, the Daily record reported.
Mr. Pirrie said, “Not only have the twins refused to pay the money they stole from us, but they haven’t even said sorry.
“They have acted as if they were the victims since the court hearing, and insist that they have done nothing wrong.
“They are beings of the lowest form and we are ashamed to be related to them.”
Due to the pandemic, the retirees had relied on Clair and Louise to withdraw small sums of money and run errands.
The twins stole around £ 8,000 in savings from their grandparents Crawford Pirrie, 73, and wife Marlene, 75
The grandparents had relied on the couple to raise money for them during the pandemic
The crime was discovered when another family member went to the ATM for the couple and upon checking the receipt, discovered that much of their savings had disappeared.
The twins initially denied the charge of using another’s bank card to steal money, but changed their plea days before a trial in October.
Mr. Pirrie’s daughter Lyndsey Brown told me Daily record after the hearing: ‘They will never get over that. It will break their hearts. ‘
She added, “The sheriff should have sent them to jail. That was the only appropriate punishment for what they did given the nature of this crime.
“That judge had a duty to my parents and he failed them.”