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Two women jailed for breaking into Jewish nursing home and stealing cash and credit cards from the elderly

By Mason White 5:46 PM June 10, 2014
Fortunata Paczkowska (left) and Deborah Arthur 

By: Anika Rao
Two women were arrested, charged and convicted of theft after being accused of breaking into a Jewish nursing home and stealing from the elderly, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

London Police said that the two women sneaked into the nursing home and stole cash and credit cards from vulnerable pensioners.

The two thieves were identified as Deborah Arthur, and Fortunata Paczkowska. The two managed to break into the Ajex House, also known as the Association of Jewish Ex-servicemen and Women, located in the Stamford Hill neighborhood.

Once inside, they spoke with several Jewish residents and tried to enter their apartments. A 79-year-old male resident let them into the apartment, and once inside they stole cash and credit cards.

Police said that the Shomrim Patrol of London, located the two suspects. The two pleaded guilty to theft.

They were sentenced at the Snaresbrook Crown Court. Arthur, 43, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison and Paczkowska, 30, was sentenced to five years in prison.