British alleged fake tradies arrested

A group of British “travelling con men” have been arrested and two men charged after allegedly duping customers while offering to do maintenance and repair work .

Police have warned residents to be on alert for fake tradies, who doorknock or letter-drop homes and businesses offering services such as roof cleaning and tiling, painting, or tree lopping, after the group were arrested in Beaumaris last week.

A 61-year-old British man was arrested on Friday after he allegedly obtained $30,000 in payments after falsely telling the victim he had been fined for removing asbestos on their property in Beaumaris.

To read more on this story visit: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/victoria/british-alleged-fake-tradies-arrested-over-30k-asbestos-fine-charge-20181025-p50btp.html

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