A WOMAN from Caversham has been jailed for more than two years after pleading guilty to burglary and fraud.

Michelle Stevens, 33, of Mead Close, appeared at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday, April 4, where she she pleaded guilty to one count of burglary and two counts of fraud.

The charges relate to an incident which took place at 4.15am on October 12, 2017, where Stevens gained access to a property in Paddock Road, Caversham, whilst the victim, a woman in her sixties, was asleep.

Stevens stole a television and two purses were stolen from the lounge and the hallway. She then used the cards she found in the purses to fraudulently purchase goods.

The victim was not hurt during the burglary.

Stevens was jailed for a total of two years and four months.

Investigating officer, PC Victoria Driver, of the Investigation Hub based at Reading police station, said: “Thames Valley Police will thoroughly investigate burglaries and bring offenders to justice. Stevens entered a guilty plea due to the overwhelming evidence against her.

“I am pleased that another burglar is behind bars and I hope this sends the message for other criminals that you will be investigated and brought before the courts for justice to be served.”