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May 24, 2017 - 12:55

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.

He led a gang of workers who toured Devon and South Wales looking for gullible elderly customers. He quoted reasonable estimates but once his team was on site the price rocketed and victims were bullied into handing over thousands of pounds.
Read more at http://www.devonlive.com/rogue-trader-conned-108-000-out-of-frail-devon-pensioners/story-30349489-detail/story.html#hCIxL9SQoMYeYAvs.99