This week’s Scum of the Week Award goes to hospital security guard Daniel Wills, aged 24, who was jailed for 20 weeks at Plymouth Crown Court this week.
Wills used to work at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital when he was filmed by CCTV stealing Ã‚Â£1,200 cash which had been donated to Macmillan Cancer Research. Breast cancer paitient, Kerry Barker, raised Ã‚Â£1,000 for the charity, the money was placed in an envelope & locked in an office safe. Wills, who was off sick on the day of the theft, entered the hospital in the early hours & stole the envelope & other cash from the safe. He also admitted stealing Ã‚Â£70 cash from a drawer in a unit for the terminally ill.
The judge in the case, in a great example of understatement said the offences were “disgraceful”. The prison sentence was suspended.