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Rogue trader jailed for conning retired Surrey teacher with excessive charges for shoddy work

A doorstep rogue trader has been jailed after conning a retired Surrey teacher with excessive charges for substandard work to her house and garden. Tom Watson was jailed for two years for running a fraudulent business following a prosecution brought by Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards. He was handed a further four years’ imprisonment for … Continue reading

Two rogue traders who scammed elderly victims jailed

Two rogue traders who scammed elderly victims across London and Surrey by tricking them into paying for unnecessary repairs have been jailed. The sentences were handed down to Albert Eastwood Jnr, of Denton Close, Surrey and Peter King, of Shurlock Avenue, Swanley, Kent, following a joint investigation by the Met Police’s Organised Crime Command and … Continue reading

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 rogue trader who conned £10,000 out of elderly former teacher and volunteer

A Surrey rogue trader who charged an elderly former victim support worker nearly £10,000 for botched work on her garage roof has been jailed for three years and three months. Walter Smith, of Park Lane East, Reigate, applied water-based paint to his victim’s roof over the top of twigs and moss after carelessly filling gaps … Continue reading

Roofer who conned elderly Surrey residents out of more than £100,000 must pay back every penny

A serial rogue trader serving a three-year jail sentence for fleecing elderly customers has been ordered to repay his victims in full. James Saunders, 51, charged extortionate sums for shoddy repairs to roofs and drains and used the proceeds to fund a lavish lifestyle which included luxury cars, holidays and designer clothes. Victims included an … 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

Jail sentence for serial rogue trader who made £100,000 out of Surrey residents

A serial rogue trader who fleeced vulnerable Surrey residents out of more than £100,000 by overcharging for shoddy building work has been jailed for three years. James Saunders, 51, charged extortionate sums for repairs to roofs and drains before he was stopped in his tracks by trading standards officers. He preyed on elderly people, using … Continue reading

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