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40-year-old man steals from family to fund alcohol addiction


A 40-year-old man from Blurton stole from his own family to fund his alcohol addiction. Such was his craving for alcohol that he did not even spare his grandmother’s wedding ring.

The man, identified as Robert Fenwick, had moved in with his mother in March 2020 as he was being treated for alcohol addiction and needed his family’s support at the time. Despite that, Fenwick could not help but betray his own family so he could buy alcohol.

He stole £3,500 worth of jewellery belonging to his mum and sister, including his grandma’s wedding ring. He then sold the items to cash converters. His mother only found out about what had been happening right under her nose when she found a Cash Converters receipt in her son’s room.