A Liverpool window cleaner claimed that “temptation had got the better of him” after he admitted to cheating a vulnerable pensioner started a six month jail sentence today.
Jamie David, 26, regularly cleaned the windows of an 82 year old woman, but began to take advantage of her vulnerability to make more money out of her.
One time, Mr David kept £3 the pensioner had overpaid him. He even returned and charged her £5 for the same job and didn’t even do the job.
Window Cleaner frauds OAP
Liverpool Crown Court Judge, Brian Lewis, “You stole or defrauded from her £8 – a trifling amount, of course, but this case isn’t about money, it is about the exploitation of the elderly and vulnerable in our society.
“These were mean offences for which your remorse has been limited. The message must go out that people who target our elderly and vulnerable in this way will face immediate imprisonment.”
Prosecuting Solicitor Joanne Maxwell told the court that Mr David had begun to clean windows in the Eastham area in April 2011, while he was the subject of a community sentence for shoplifting.
His offending was uncovered after the pensioner’s house was burgled. She reported the loss of her purse to her daughter, who contacted the police.
After the police arrested Mr David, he admitted to the two cases of fraud, but denied burglary, and the charge was later dropped.
His defence barrister Jonathan Duffy, said that David, who has a ten-month old son, had “legitimately” worked as a window cleaner.
“Having provided a service for proper payment temptation got the better of him,” he explained.
Office Cleaning and Window Cleaning Specialists ion London
Here at Millards Cleaning Services, we believe in an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work, and we’re sure that you’ll find our window cleaners and office cleaning crews trust worthy and value for money. For a Free Quote call us on 020 7845 7147 or visit our website: http://www.millardscleaning.co.uk/