A MAN has been jailed after stealing more than £14,000 from vulnerable victims including a blind and deaf man.

Simon Legge, 38, of St Paul’s Parade, Ardsley, stole money from five victims between September 2015 and January 2018.

The finance worker worked for Penderels Trust and managed the finances of individuals and adults who had issues which meant they could not have sole control over financial plans.

Legge siphoned the cash by illegally using payment cards and bank accounts. He used these to withdraw large amounts of cash and he set up illegally used bank accounts to transfer cash for himself from clients’ accounts.

Sheffield Crown Court was told how he had taken £14,290 in total. He pleaded guilty to five counts of theft by employee and was jailed for 14 months.