Two people have been jailed after stealing money from an elderly person over the course of six years.

Helen Dubery, aged 57, and Mark Dubery, aged 62, both of Hurst Lane, Egham, have been sentenced for thefts and fraud in Iver.

The sentencing relates to incidents that occurred between February 2012 and March 2017 where Helen Dubery applied for a loan and bank account in the elderly victim’s name.

The offenders then stole over £170,000 from the victim’s bank account.

Helen Dubery also falsely sold the victim’s car and two rings.

The pair were sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday, February 10.

Following a 12-day trial, Helen Dubery was found guilty by unanimous jury of two counts of fraud and four counts of theft.

Mark Dubery was found guilty by unanimous jury of two counts of theft. He was found not guilty of one count of theft.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Lynda Stearman, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “Helen and Mark Dubery gained the trust of the victim and over a sustained period of time used his money to fund their own lifestyles.

“This has had a serious detrimental effect on the elderly victim, so I am pleased they have been brought to justice.

“I hope this sentence sends a strong message that fraud will not be tolerated by Thames Valley Police and we will deal with offenders robustly.”

Helen Dubery was sentenced to a total of five and a half years’ imprisonment and Mark Dubery was sentenced to a total of two and a half years’ imprisonment.