Rogue Trade Jailed

A man from Bournemouth has been jailed for 12 months for conning an elderly man out of thousands of pounds.

Kevin Sherwood, 53, pressured the home owner into unnecessary work, whereby he replaced a roof of a bungalow, costing £12,000 at an address in Merley, Wimborne, in August and September 2011.

He was later arrested and charged with fraud.

On 6 November 2012 Sherwood appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court where he was found guilty following a trial.

On 3 December 2012 he was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment and an ASBO.

Detective Constable Martin Farrington said: “Kevin Sherwood took advantage of a vulnerable elderly victim.

“I hope that this sentence sends a clear message that such actions will not be tolerated.

“I would also like to remind members of the public to be vigilant, keep a look-out for vulnerable family, friends and neighbours, and to report any suspicious activity to the police.

 “Sherwood has also been prosecuted for offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations.”

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