Sunderland man due in court for fraud after terminally ill woman pays £2,000 for garden work which wasn’t done

A man from Sunderland is due to seem in court over an alleged fraud after a terminally ill woman paid £2,000 for garden work which wasn’t done.

The landscaper took on the job however regardless of gathering over £2,000 from the home-owner, the garden remained uncared for.

Due to her declining well being, the woman was unable to work on the garden which she hoped to take pleasure in this spring and turned to social media for assist.

A crew of officers from Seaham Neighbourhood Police Team and beneficiant members of the neighborhood took issues into their very own fingers, setting about renovating the garden in their very own free time.

The garden obtained a full makeover which included new paving, fencing and plumbing due to the generosity of native companies which provided supplies and specialist providers.

Seaham’s personal ‘Ground Force’ handled the garden to new turf, an out of doors faucet to maintain the grass watered, and all new planters and photo voltaic lights.

Officers and members of the area people renovated the garden in their very own free time

PC Rob Milliken even gave the old garden furnishings a makeover, sanding it down and re-staining it in order that the home-owner and her household would have someplace good to sit down and benefit from the good climate.

In the meantime, enquiries into the alleged fraud have been being carried out and a 25-year-old man was arrested final week in reference to the incident and charged with fraud by false illustration.

He will seem at Durham Crown Court on June 15.

Inspector Joanne Malkin from Durham Constabulary mentioned: “This case has actually pulled on the heartstrings of the crew, and we have been decided to do what we might to make issues higher for the household, who I’m thrilled to say are delighted with the end result.

“Everybody pulled collectively, and what we have achieved right here reminds us of why we got here into policing in the primary place, and what a outstanding neighborhood it’s that we serve.”



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