Father and son jailed for fraud

A father and son who defrauded two pensioners out of thousands of pounds in North Yorkshire have been jailed.

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Full Report: Father and son jailed for fraud

Two North Yorkshire conmen who defrauded pensioners out of thousands of pounds have been jailed.

Father and son Bernard and Barney Collins from Harrogate dishonestly charged elderly and vulnerable victims for sub standard work to their house and gardens.

One of the victims had Alzheimer's disease - they even took her to the bank to withdraw her money.

Watch the full report from Frances Read below.

North Yorkshire con-men jailed for fraud

Two con-men who defrauded two pensioners out of thousands of pounds for poor or worthless house and garden “improvements” have been jailed today following an investigation by North Yorkshire County Council’s Trading Standards service.

Bernard Collins, also known as Brian McGinley, and his son Barney Edward Collins, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to defraud.

Bernard Collins also pleaded guilty to money laundering.

He was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment at Teesside Crown Court today, and his son Barney also sentenced to ten months imprisonment.

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