July 31st, 2011


Posted in The Job - General by 200

Three inductees into the ’200weeks Scum of the Week’ Awards.

Robert Copper, 33, Richard Cooper and Michael Black, 46, were convicted at Southampton Crown Court of fraud.

They used two pet rats to convince a vulnerable pensioner that his house was infested by rats. They offered to do some pest control to rid the premises of rats saying that he risked eviction if the problem was not tackled.

They charged their victim £4000 for the privilege, even taking him to a cashpoint to withdraw money from his savings.

They then tried to charge the man a further £13,000 but the fraud was discovered.

The three shiny examples of scum were sentenced to between two and three and a half years.

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  1. Ex-Peeler says:

    There was an “interesting” torture in Orwell’s 1984 involving rats.
    Perhaps these scum should be introduced to it.

    August 1st, 2011 at 16:37

  2. Tony F says:

    Ratatouille, with real rat?

    August 1st, 2011 at 17:28

  3. Fee says:

    And as soon as they get out, they’ll be planning the same schemes all over again.

    August 1st, 2011 at 19:22

  4. Blueknight says:

    That is what they do. That and pretending to be from the water board to gain entry and steal some old granny’s life savings.
    Years ago some of our travelling folk went to Wales to trick pensioners out of their antiques. They all got nicked and as usual put up a big fight. When our ‘Collator’ got the arrest photos they all showed split lips black eyes etc etc. Apparently the Force rugby team had played a match that afternoon and they had all been put on the late shift. Sometimes you win one…

    August 1st, 2011 at 21:07

  5. Dave says:

    All well know from when I was job in Southampton, still up to the same old stuff, total dross…..but they have rights you know!

    August 30th, 2011 at 16:49

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