A heartbroken daughter has blasted the woman who used her mother's bank cards to buy a McDonald's meal hours after finding her dead as 'not human'.

Terrilee Yates, 32, was sentenced this week to a community order after admitting taking Jane Godfrey’s bank cards when she found her dead in her home in Swinton in March 2020. She used them to buy a McDonald's meal, £14.50 worth of scratchcards and to withdraw £300 in cash.

She initially claimed that Ms Godfrey had given her permission to take the money.

But Yates, of Cheetham Hill, later pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud by false representation and was handed a 18 month community order.

Now, speaking to the Manchester Evening News , Jane's daughter, Sadie Bird, told of the moment she discovered her mum’s card’s were taken, and the effect it’s had on her over the past year.

“It’s something you don’t even see in horror films,” she said.

“I’d not been able to get hold of my mum for a few days and Terrilee messaged me herself saying for me to ring her dad [who was in a relationship with Ms Godfrey] regarding my mum.

Sadie (left) with her mum Jane (right)

“He said mum had passed away.

“I thought he was joking, I said “don’t be silly”.

“He said that Terrilee had found her.

“I went round and her house looked like it had been rifled through, her bank statements were everywhere, her bag was empty, her purse was empty, there was no laptop.

“I mentioned to the police that I couldn't find any of her bank cards.

Terrilee Yates

“They did their checks and found that it was Terrilee who had taken the card and gone to the petrol station and McDonalds.”

Sadie said her mum was the only family she had.

“My mum didn’t deserve this.

“I’m not saying my mum was a saint, nobody is, but she didn’t deserve for her to do that to her.

“If she wanted money she could have got money, but for her to just leave her there? I don’t understand.”

Sadie said that soon after her mum’s death, in March last year, the country went into lockdown and she has had no support.

“I couldn’t even have a proper funeral because of Covid, nobody was allowed to come.

“Terrilee didn’t get to see all that, she just carried on, she was out living her life. It’s killed me.”

She said she was disgusted when she discovered what her mother's friend had done.

“To me that’s not human.

“You don’t find someone dead, take their bank cards and go spend money and the first place you go to is McDonalds.”

'Bubbly, lovely' Jane Godfrey sadly passed away in March 2020

She said that she was under the impression that Yates was going to be jailed, but as the sentence was passed her ‘heart fell to the floor’.

“I don’t feel like I’ve got justice.

“If she does be good and gets clean, she can move on with her life - she shouldn’t get that opportunity."

Sadie described her mum Jane as bubbly, cocky, loud and funny and ‘she had a heart of gold’.

“But that’s what got her in trouble,” she said.

“She would do anything for anyone, even a stranger, and she [Yates] took advantage of her.”

“My mum put a roof over her head, food on the table, she did her best for her.

“She’s scum, she's not human.”

Yates, of Cheetham Hill Road, was handed an 18 month community order, 180 hours unpaid work, 30 days of rehabilitation activity requirements and ordered to complete a 12 month drug rehabilitation programme.