A 45 year old woman from Kitts Green has been charged with a series of distraction burglaries across the city, including in Kings Norton, Quinton, Bournville and West Heath.
It is alleged that Derrol Flynn made a fake police ID badge out of a SIM card holder and a shoe lace and targeted elderly residents aged 60 to 98, claiming she was a police investigator.
Flynn is accused of tricking her way into homes across the city in May and June this year.
She is accused of:
- Stealing thousands of pounds from a 98 year old woman in Bournville (26th June)
- Stealing £600 from a couple in Paddock Road, Hollywood (26th May)
- Stealing small amounts of cash from homes in Masshouse Lane, Kings Norton (18th June) and Edenhall Road, Quinton (25th June)
- Attempting to steal in Fairfax Road, West Heath (26th June)
- Attempting to steal from homes in Olton, Hall Green and Shard End (25th June).
Flynn is charged with four counts of burglary, four attempted burglaries and one attempted robbery. She will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 29th November.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who believes they may have been visited by someone falsely posing as a police officer to contact them at the High Harm & Vulnerability Team at Stechford police station on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org