Bournemouth man given ASBO and prison sentence after taking advantage of elderly victim
A Bournemouth man has been sentenced to a year in prison after swindling an elderly victim out of thousands of pounds.
Ken Sherwood pressured a home owner into unnecessary work, whereby he replace a roof of a bungalow, to the value of £12,000 at a Merley address in August and September 2011.
53-year-old Sherwood was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court to 12 months imprisonment and an ASBO.
Detective Constable Martin Farrington said: "Kevin Sherwood took advantage of a vulnerable elderly victim.
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"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."