Adam Rafferty was jailed for 18 months and banned from being a company director for five years on May 19

The director of the roofing company was served an 18 month prison sentence

The director of the roofing company was served an 18 month prison sentence

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A rogue roofer has been jailed after targeting a pensioner.

Adam Rafferty, director of Oakwood Wall Coating and Roofing Ltd, was sentenced to 18 months and banned from being a company director for five years at Snaresbrook Crown Court on May 19.

He previously pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation after Redbridge Council's trading standards team started an investigation in 2012.

In summer of 2012, Rafferty cold-called a lone 89-year-old Barkingside resident and offered to carry out some roofing work at the cost of £15,000.

The resident agreed to go to Lloyds TSB in Cranbrook Road, Ilford, but a member of staff became suspicious and alerted the police. 

Rafferty was then interviewed by the council's trading standards team and he suggested his company had been trading for years when it had only been established for two months.

He employed no skilled workmen and company paperwork was illegal as it included no option to terminate contracts. 

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9:35am Wed 28 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

Is he a rogue landlord or rogue roofer?
Is he a rogue landlord or rogue roofer? Villagecranberry
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12:22pm Wed 28 May 14

G_Whiz says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Is he a rogue landlord or rogue roofer?
Neither, he is just scum, an embarrassment to all who know him!
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Is he a rogue landlord or rogue roofer?[/p][/quote]Neither, he is just scum, an embarrassment to all who know him! G_Whiz
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4:07pm Wed 28 May 14

myopinioncounts says...

Congratulations to the Lloyds TSB staff member who alerted the police. I sincerely hope they received a reward for their vigilance.
Congratulations to the Lloyds TSB staff member who alerted the police. I sincerely hope they received a reward for their vigilance. myopinioncounts
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