Frank Halliday guilty of stealing from elderly man


Frank Halliday (58) appeared before Cheltenham Magistrates Court yesterday charged with stealing from an elderly gentleman in his own community.

Charles Tudor (92) who, along with various health conditions, suffers from Dementia; a broad category of brain diseases that causes a long term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember thus affecting a person's daily functioning.

Frank Halliday is well known in the area for his voluntary work with local elderly residents and has in the past been recognised for his good work, which made this crime even more shocking to the local community. He was caught after the family of Charles Tudor installed a camera which clearly showed Frank Halliday going into a drawer and stealing money from an envelope.

CPS South West Associate Prosecutor May Li said “This was an offence that shocked the community of Minchinhampton. Frank Halliday was someone that was trusted in his local community; that trust has well and truly been broken.”

Mr Halliday who pleaded guilty was given a 6 weeks prison sentence, suspended for 12 months and was ordered to pay £85 costs, £15 Compensation and a £115 surcharge.