The Haddocks still have the red flags on their cards, but they haven't received any warning calls for a year.
When Roberta Haddock got a call asking why she wanted to take a cash advance on a credit card that hadn't been activated, she immediately canceled her and her husband's credit card accounts and got new ones.
Then one day Bob Haddock got a call, on his direct line at work, asking him to come pick up the new Hyundai he'd just ordered online.
Haddock, 36, tricked her way into elderly Lillian Whatling's Wirral home, where she has lived for 60 years, to steal her handbag.
Without it, the judge said he was unable to say Haddock, of Borough Road East, Seacombe, posed "a significant risk of serious harm" to the public - the criteria needed to lock her up indefinitely.