Fake British tradie who ripped off Sydney residents jailed 8 years

| 21.05,20. 11:22 PM |

Fake British tradie who ripped off Sydney residents jailed 8 years


Myles Conners was the ringleader of a fraud syndicate called Jordy's Roof Repairs. (9News)



A British scam artist who posed as the boss of a roof repair business to rip off elderly residents in Sydney has been jailed for a maximum of eight years.
Myles Conners was the ringleader of a fraud syndicate called Jordy's Roof Repairs, who would inform elderly Sydney residents their roof needed fixing and then bill them for "materials".
One resident, a 62-year-old woman in Denistone West, was defrauded of more than $520,000 by Mr Conners and his two accomplices.
The court heard that from January 2019 to March 2019, the syndicate progressively stole tens of thousands of dollars from three elderly residents.
One of the syndicate's victims, 72-year-old Michael Hickson, told 9News in 2019 about how the gang operated.
"It had to be cash," said Mr Hickson. "They said they needed it to purchase materials."
"And I believed them."
In court the judge said Mr Conners had caused heartache for his victims.
"One can only guess the heartache and misery," said Justice North.
Justice North said the syndicates actions were "callous acts" that were "cleverly manipulated" and driven by "pure greed".
Mr Conners was found to have entered Australia on a fake passport.
He will serve four years behind bars in Australia before being deported to the UK in 2024.

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