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May 24, 2017 - 13:55


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The leader of a gang of rogue builders who toured Devon and preyed on frail pensioners has been jailed for more than three years.

In 22 months he defrauded 21 pensioners out of £108,000, sometimes taking confused and frai customers to the bank to withdraw cash.

Johnny Carroll posed as a reputable roofer and builder with a range of apparently respectable companies. But in reality he was a convicted fraudster, who already had a suspended sentence for ripping off previous customers.

April 3, 2017 - 14:16

Not asking for ID has led to the owner of a Plymouth sunbed salon being ordered to pay  a total of £3450 today by Plymouth magistrates.

Miss Gillian Rowe of Wispy Styler based in Fircroft Road pleaded guilty for failing to check the age of a 16 year old volunteer as part of a test purchase operation in August 2016. This was the second time the salon had failed a test purchase in 12 months.

February 17, 2017 - 15:14

Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service and Devon and Cornwall Police held a day long workshop at Barnstaple’s Royal Mail delivery office last week, advising 40 members of staff on how to recognise scam mail.

February 7, 2017 - 16:20

A Somerset based advertising salesman, who made a string of false or misleading claims in order to obtain orders from dozens of small business, was last week (27/01/17) sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court.

Lead Contact: Lisa Peters
Tel: 01208324885

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