A ‘prolific’ cowboy roofer who focused aged and susceptible residents, and overcharged them for pointless work, has been jailed.
Quenton Allen lied to householders by telling them their chimneys or roofs wanted pressing work carried out on them in a bid to con them into paying for unneeded work.
The 37-year-old then carried out the roles to a ‘very poor customary’, with some posing a danger to the home-owner’s lives afterwards, Lincolnshire County Council mentioned.
The rogue builder, who dedicated the offences between 2018 and 2020, left one chimney as a hearth danger and requested one other buyer to pay for the work with their classic automobile.
Consultants discovered that every one six properties focused by Allen, who has now been jailed for nearly two years, did no want work doing to them within the first place.
Quenton Allen (pictured in his police mugshot) carried out pointless work on properties belonging to susceptible or aged individuals
Allen was jailed for 20 months at Lincoln Crown Courtroom (pictured) on Thursday, January 19
It was discovered that on one event Allen, of Mill Lane, Wrangle, Lincolnshire, rebuilt a home-owner’s chimney, just for an knowledgeable from the council discovered it was a lot shorter than the unique and posed a security danger in the event that they have been to mild a hearth.
Sally Grey, a senior Buying and selling Requirements officer, mentioned: ‘The leaflets handed to them – regardless of wanting official – had a fictitious firm identify on them, so none of them actually knew who they have been coping with.’
One buyer was requested to half with their classic automobile as half cost for the work that had been carried out.
It had additionally not been carried out to the anticipated customary, contemplating the value he was charging.
Allen pleaded responsible to skilled diligence for all six properties concerned within the case on November 23, 2023, at Lincoln Crown Courtroom, after the Covid-19 pandemic delayed proceedings.
He was sentenced to twenty months imprisonment on Thursday, January 19.
Half of it have to be served, and he was handed a felony behaviour order that may run indefinitely.
Ms Grey added: ‘This sentence acts as a warning to others and may present some stage of justice to those that suffered, who will likely be happy to see Quenton Allen behind bars.’