Mark Titley, 58, was one of four medics called to the pensioner’s home in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, in June last year, following reports she had collapsed in the garden.
The brazen paramedic can be seen walking into what appears to be the elderly woman’s living room and rifling through her belongings – before pocketing £60 from her side table.
When the 58-year-old realised he had been caught on camera, he quickly put the cash back.
But the victim’s son saw what he had done and alerted West Mercia Police.
Paramedics worked on the woman for around 20 minutes before she was pronounced dead at the scene.
DailyMail reports Shrewsbury Crown Court heard Titley had entered the property in search of a ‘do not resuscitate’ form.
But video footage shows him going through a plastic box full of cash and putting around £60 in his trouser pocket.
The court heard how the victim’s son felt ‘disgusted’ and ‘sick to my stomach’ when he reviewed the footage of Titley.
The Sun reports Titley initially denied the allegation saying he intended to ‘secure’ the cash and take it out to family members.
He later admitted to theft and was given an 18-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.
Titley was also ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and pay £530 costs and a £187 victim surcharge.
The court heard that Titley, who lives at Linley Avenue, Pontesbury was no longer serving as a paramedic, having retired from West Midlands Ambulance Service days after the incident.
Assistant chief ambulance officer, Nathan Hudson, said: ‘Our staff will be horrified one of their former colleagues would do something like this.
‘We hold a position of trust when we enter someone’s home and these sorts of actions rightly put a stain on all of our reputations which is deeply regrettable and makes it much harder for staff who are still working.
‘We are pleased that this was taken to court and dealt with by the criminal justice system.’