A BUILDER who charged a Kenilworth resident £26,000 for roofing work has pleaded guilty to fraud.
Adam Jones pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud at Warwick Crown Court on October 23.
One charge related to dishonestly making false representations that £26,350 was a fair and reasonable price for work carried out at a Kenilworth resident’s home in 2020.
The second count related to dishonestly failing to provide consumers with their cancellation rights during the first day of January 2019 and the third day of January 2023. These should be provided to everyone who employs someone offering work on the doorstep.
Mr Jones age 50, of Grange Road, Longford, Coventry pleaded guilty to the two offences under the Fraud Act 2006. He will be sentenced at Warwick Crown Court on December 7.
Warwickshire County Council spokesperson Coun Andy Crump said: “I’m delighted that our Trading Standards Service has taken this action which seeks to protect some of our most elderly and vulnerable residents.
“It is very difficult to tell a good trader from a bad one on the doorstep, so Trading Standards strongly urges residents not to buy from unexpected doorstep callers and keep their doors firmly closed.”
Rogue traders can be reported to Warwickshire Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.
For more advice visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/doorstepsellers