Men jailed for conning Chesterfield residents out of cash

NEWS: News.

NEWS: News.

Two men have been jailed for conning 48 elderly victims, including two in Chesterfield, out of thousands of pounds for substandard work.

A 70-year-old woman living at Sunningdale Park, New Tupton, was visited by the men who said they were carrying out insulation work to properties.

She paid them £250 to insulate her flooring - but later discovered the work had not been carried out.

Later, on Poplar Drive, New Tupton, the men called at a woman’s home and offered to repair the soffits and facias, for which they agreed a price of £75.

They began the work but later claimed more repairs were needed than they first thought - but said they could do the work for £6,000.

A few days later the men claimed they needed a further £200 but the woman, and her brother, refused to pay for further repairs and the men left.

William King, aged 35, of Sandhill Sconce, of Newark, was jailed for six years and Gavin James Findley, 30, of Elizabeth Road, Newark, was locked up for three years.

They pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation and conspiracy to defraud.

In total, the men took around £100,000 from their victims.


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