Tag - fraud

Cowboy Builder Craig Miles jailed for defrauding

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder A FORMER Camelford man who conned a couple out of their life savings in a bungled renovation project has been jailed for six years for fraud. Cowboy Builder Craig Miles was hired by Wadebridge couple Trevor and Linda Simpson to convert their dilapidated grade two listed barn into accommodation for family holidays and for the use of underprivileged children from Chernobyl, Truro Crown Court heard on Friday. The retired teachers paid around £100,000 to [...]

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Police alert as Cowboy Builders con pensioners out of thousands of pounds

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder A gang of cowboy builders have conned Hampshire pensioners out of thousands of pounds it has been revealed. Police have launched an investigation into a series of cowboy builders incidents and urging members of the public to look out for their elderly and vulnerable neighbours. Detectives are linking five incidents that occurred during February and March in the north of the county and in bordering police areas. During the incidents elderly members of the public [...]

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Warning after suspected rogue traders hit Thetford area of Norfolk

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Police are urging residents in the Thetford area to remain vigilant after a suspected rogue traders incident. The warning comes after workman cold-called at an home in Whitepot Road at Methwold Hythe offering driveway services. The home-owner agreed to have work carried out, but the workers returned later and demanded more money that what was originally agreed. It follows a similar incident yesterday in Great Dunham where suspected rogue traders demanded more money for work [...]

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Danny Shea - serial cowboy builder jailed for five-and-a-half years

Danny Shea – serial cowboy builder jailed for five-and-a-half years

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder A Hampshire serial cowboy builder has been sent to prison for five-and-a-half years after admitting ten offences of fraud and fraudulent trading. Danny Shea, 48, of Bordon, Hampshire was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court yesterday following a three-year investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU). Danny Shea initially pleaded not guilty to all the charges but he changed his pleas at hearings earlier this year. SEROCU officers and financial investigators had followed [...]

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