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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