Woman pleads guilty to burglary at supported living home in Southend

A woman has been remanded into custody after pleading guilty to burglary at a supported living home in Southend.

An investigation was launched on April 9 after officers were called to a support living facility at Shelley Square.

Danielle Mills had entered flats within the facility and pretended to residents that she was a nurse, before stealing multiple items including a laptop, a handbag and a wallet.

Mills, 41 of West Road, Westcliff has since been charged with one count of burglary dwelling and theft. She appeared at Southend Magistrates Court on Monday April 29 where she pleaded guilty and was remanded into custody.

She will appear at Basildon Crown Court on June 3 for sentencing.

Detective Constable Zak Steggles said: “Mills targeted vulnerable people with many residents at this facility bed bound or wheelchair bound.

“Mills smiled and waved at CCTV cameras within the property. When shown this footage during interview, Mills turned to face the wall and refused to watch it.

“Despite her lack of cooperation, officers were able secure a charge against her.”