A 'ONE woman crimewave' who stole from three vulnerable elderly High Wycombe residents and tried to con another seven out of money has today been jailed for three years.

Mica Jackson stole money from elderly homeowners she had 'deliberately targeted' in a month-long crime spree, Aylesbury Crown Court heard.

On seven occasions throughout October she tried to steal from other residents who saw through her various claims she needed money after being beaten up by her boyfriend, or she was the granddaughter of a man called John that she was looking for.

The 25-year-old was jailed for a total of three years after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary, one of theft, seven of attempted burglary and a breach of a suspended sentence order

Jackson's crime spree started when she breached a suspended sentence order after stealing 15 DVDs worth £216.35 from a branch of HMV.

She then turned to stealing from the elderly - and although most people saw through the Old Tea Warehouse resident's sob stories, she took from three residents around High Wycombe.

In one burglary Jackson - who has 25 previous convictions - swiped £200 in cash, debit cards and a pair of glasses from a Totteridge Road resident after claiming to be a carer who had been sent to check on him.

The other burglary saw her steal a parcel and £25 in coins after the resident had mistaken her for a neighbour.

Jackson was also charged with theft after knocking on a resident's door to claim her boyfriend had left her behind and she had no way of getting back to Burnham, where she said she lived.

Judge Francis Sheridan said: "He most generously offered you, out of the kindness of his heart, £15 to get you home. You had the gall to ask for another £5."

Passing sentence, the judge said: "All of your victims have been targeted. Most are pretty infirm, all of them vulnerable - that's no accident. It's no coincidence that of all the tens of thousands of houses in Wycombe, all your victims are vulnerable and elderly.

"You set about conning them. There was no force or threats but it was well planned, well organised and a deliberate targeting of the elderly in a very mean-spirited way.

"In short, you are a one woman crimewave."

She was jailed for three years for each of the burglaries, two years for the attempted burglaries, 18 months for the theft and the ten week suspended prison sentence she was given was activated. The sentences will run concurrently.