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Rogue trader had £150,000 in off-shore accounts

Trading standards officers searching for funds a cowboy gardener conned out of elderly customers discovered he stashed away £150,000 in off-shore bank accounts. Benjamin Brown, 62, of Epsom, Surrey, who is serving a three-and-a-half-year sentence for fraud and money laundering, ignored a court order to disclose all his accounts and moved large sums around before … Continue reading

Jail sentence for Surrey rogue trader

A landscape gardener who ripped off elderly and vulnerable residents by overcharging for shoddy work has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. Benjamin Brown, 62, was stopped in his tracks by Surrey County Council’s trading standards officers and pleaded guilty in June to fraud and money laundering offences relating to sums up to £665,000. He was … Continue reading

Surrey landscape gardener admits rogue trading offences

A cowboy gardener who charged exorbitant sums for substandard work has pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering offences. Benjamin Brown, 62, of Cox Lane, Epsom preyed on elderly and vulnerable victims who were unable to look after their gardens themselves. He was prosecuted by Surrey County Council’s trading standards officers and last week pleaded … Continue reading

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