05:17AM, Thursday 27 February 2014
Fraudsters have been sentences to a total of five years and 10 months in prison for stealing more than £42,000 from a pensioner.
Damon Lee, 54, from Grantham Close, Sandhurst, and Rocky Frankham, 37, from Easthamstead Road, Wokingham, both admitted one count of fraud by representation at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday.
Lee was sentenced to three years and two months in prison and Frankham was sentenced to two years and eight months.
Between April 6, 2011 and August 13, 2012, the pair regularly visited a 77-year-old man at his home in Lea Croft, Wokingham.
They persuaded him he needed building work carrying out to repair his property.
In total, they stole £42,950 from the victim by charging him for completely unnecessary work.
PC Barry Johns, from Local CID at Loddon Valley police station said: "The victim was vulnerable and was taken advantage of due to him living alone and having very limited short term memory."
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