Man jailed for conning sick woman out of £70,000

A 32-year-old man who defrauded a terminally ill woman out of £71,450 has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

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Victim saved trauma of trial after conman's guilty plea

This was a long and arduous investigation and I’m happy that Al Ashkar pleaded guilty. This means the victim has been saved the uncertainty and indignity of a trial. Informing the victim of today’s result will be very rewarding, I’m just upset that there are people out there capable of this sort of crime in the first place.

– Det Con Rebecca Prior, Thames Valley Police

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