Some people have absolutely no shame, they are the lowest of the low, they are also stupid:
A rest-home worker waited until his elderly victims were in the bathroom before stealing jewellery worth thousands of dollars.
Juan Paulo Castro Villanueva, 26, stole dozens of pieces while he was a caregiver for two elderly women in poor health at Shona McFarlane retirement village in Avalon.
They included a nine-carat gold ring worth $3500, a necklace worth $1400 and a gold ring valued at $495.
More than $10,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from one of the women. Pieces valued at $4900 remain unrecovered.
Villanueva, who pleaded guilty to two charges of theft in Lower Hutt District Court on Friday, made 13 trips to local secondhand dealers Cash Converters and The Tool Box to offload the jewellery.
He provided his driver’s licence as identification. This later helped police to track him down, after one of the elderly women reported some jewellery stolen.
Villanueva admitted his crimes, but said he could not remember how many pieces he took.