The pensioners were caught after a tip-off from a local who saw press appeals for their capture last week. The pair disappeared after telling relatives they were taking a short holiday. They set off on a tour of Britain and Ireland, allegedly leaving behind forged cheques, bogus bank accounts and bills amounting to thousands of pounds.
Detective Constable Barry Woodley of New Milton police in Hampshire, in charge of the three-year hunt, said the sisters had been "dumped" by Mrs Dodge as she gave police the slip again. "She has ditched them and gone off with her daughter Kate. She will probably go to ground and without the old ladies in tow, she will be very difficult to find," he said.
"The old ladies aren't being particularly co-operative but they said she got a bus to Cambridge last Thursday. "Mrs Dodge is the fly in the ointment and it's her we want to catch."Reuse content