Stephen Moody, 27, stole jars of coins totalling more than £100 from Peter Jeffs three months after his son Wayne went missing, and shortly before the 29-year-olds body was found in August last year. According to Waynes partner Carla Holbrook, who was heavily pregnant at the time, Moody then suggested to her and Peter that the cash could have been taken by Wayne himself giving them false hope that he was still alive. Moody, of London Road in Biggleswade, stole the money from a cupboard in Peter Jeffs living room while visiting in mid-July last year. He returned later that day and smashed a bathroom window in an attempt to create the appearance of a break-in. He admitted theft and criminal damage on the second day of his trial at Luton Crown Court on Wednesday, and was sentenced to three months behind bars by Judge Richard Foster. Carla mum of Waynes son Jack, born two weeks before the plasterers body was found in a Biggleswade field on August 12 told the Comet she didnt believe justice had been done. Waynes dad just cant believe it he was supposed to be Waynes mate, she said. He was Waynes friend, and one he was seeing the most before he went missing. If he had asked for money, Peter would have given it to him. Instead hes come in, talked about Wayne and then dragged this on from July to now. Peters had to have days off work to come to court, just for him to admit it. He preyed on Waynes dad when he was vulnerable. He came around to mine a couple of days previous, making out he was concerned about Wayne and even rang me after he left Peters. Later on he threw me off the scent by telling me other people were hanging around so it could be them to the point of telling me some guy robbed his phone, and that he had seen a guy with loads of change in a shop. He even led us to believe it could be Wayne. He gave us hope. We felt bad because we had lost this money, but it was wonderful to think Wayne might still be alive. Moody whose fingerprints were found on a cigarette lighter discovered near the broken window was accused of breaking in to steal the money. On the second day of the trial, after he admitted taking the cash and then smashing the window, the charges were changed to theft and criminal damage. Waynes family never got the stolen money back. Judge Foster ordered Moody to pay £115 surcharge.