A CLEANER has been jailed for two years after stealing thousands of pounds and silverware from two vulnerable |people.

Judge Gary Burrell QC heard 90-year-old Elouisa Laborda-Jones, who lived in a flat in a manor house near Fordingbridge, was heavily reliant on carers. Carer Silvio Chamorro was paid £10 or £20 per visit, Southampton Crown Court heard.

In November 2010, he said that he was going to see his mother for Christmas but never returned.

In March it was found that a cheque drawn on Ms Laborda-Jones’ accountfor £4,063 had been made payable to him. Silverware had also been |taken.

The court also heard that in November 2009 Chamorro formed a relationship with Simon Ford, who acted as a carer for his paraplegic father Kenneth.

Mr Ford found that a cheque for £1,200 had been drawn on his father’s account and two credit cards taken out in his name. Police traced Chamorro in August.

Chamorro, 50, of Elmes Drive, Southampton, admitted theft and fraud.