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Wimborne fraudster jailed for 'callous' £30 con on 90-year-old Bournemouth woman

By DavidBol  |  Posted: March 16, 2013

John Turner from Wimborne admitted conning a 90-year-old woman out of money

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A Wimborne man has been jailed after admitting he conned a 90-year-old woman out of money.

John Turner was sentenced to twelve months in prison at Bournemouth Crown Court after fraudulently demanding money from an elderly Bournemouth woman, on work he had not carried out.

The crime took place on June 26, 2012.

The 48-year-old was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court to twelve months behind bars for this offence and after admitting two similar crimes.

Turner swindled the 90-year-old out of £30 - her daily allowance left to her by her daughter. He was caught in the act on CCTV, which had been installed by Dorset Police.

Detective Sergeant Mark Jenkins of Bournemouth and Poole CID said: "This was a callous crime preying on a victim's vulnerability.

"Thanks to the vigilance of her family the police were able to take proactive steps to catch the offender.

"The sentence reflects that Dorset police and the courts will deal with these types of offences very stringently."

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  • Lakesblue  |  January 29 2014, 2:24PM

    This toe rag got 4 years for a similar offence this week, 29/01/2014. Or will it be two years only/? Anyone got his address?