Coke addict wife steals from husband

A wife addicted to cocaine stole more than £16,000 from her husband's bank account after getting to know his pin number a court heard yesterday.Yaneth Sosaruiz, 32, also stole three cheques which she cashed for another £1,350, Norwich Crown Court heard.

A wife addicted to cocaine stole more than £16,000 from her husband's bank account after getting to know his pin number a court heard yesterday.

Yaneth Sosaruiz, 32, also stole three cheques which she cashed for another £1,350, Norwich Crown Court heard.

Sosaruiz had a cocaine addiction and stole the cash while her husband John Berry was asleep, she also stole three of his cheques and cashed those, so she could fund her habit.

Nick Methold, prosecuting, said she found out her husband's pin number while he used it at a shop. She then waited for him to go to sleep and then crept out and withdrew the cash on several occasions. She had then stolen three of his cheques.

The court heard that Sosaruiz had earlier received a caution for stealing around £3,000 from her mother-in-law in 2006. The couple who have been married for 10 years are not getting a divorce.

Sosaruiz of Water Lane, Colegate, admitted the thefts between June and October last year and also theft of the cheques. She also admitted dangerous driving in August last year when she caused a Smart car she was driving to overturn at St Georges bridge in Norwich.

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Jailing her for eight months suspended for two years Recorder Guy Ayers told her she had been given a warning in 2006 for stealing from her mother-in-law which she should have taken as a chance to get off her drug addiction.

However he said she started then to steal from her husband and had acted “in a thoroughly dishonest way.” He said: “It was calculated and thoughtful. It has taken you an awful lot of time to realise the world does not revolve around you.”

He also orders Sosaruiz to do 250 hours community work and also banned her from driving for 12 months and ordered her to take an extended driving test.

Jonathan Morgans, mitigating, said the couple who have a nine-year-old son were now going through a divorce. He said that while her husband was away she had got in with the wrong crowed and started taking cocaine spending £300 a week. “Her life was essentially out of control.”

Mr Morgans said she was now off cocaine and getting her life back on track. “She has stopped completely her use of cocaine and changed her circle of friends.”

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