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Harlow man in court after allegedly taking £9,000 for gardening work that was never carried out

Crime / Wed 23rd Sep 2020 at 08:43am

A HARLOW man has been charged in relation to charging £9,000 for gardening work that was not carried out.

Alf Mitchell aged 35, of Gibb Croft, Fern Hill Lane, Harlow has been charged with the following.



Between 09/04/2019 and 20/04/2020 at Harlow in the county of Essex committed fraud in that you dishonestly made a false representation, namely taking money up front for gardening work which you have not carried out, intending to make a gain, namely money totalling £9,900.00, for yourself Contrary to sections 1 and 2 of the Fraud Act 2006.


The case has been adjourned to November 2nd, at Chelmsford Magistrates Court.

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3 Comments for Harlow man in court after allegedly taking £9,000 for gardening work that was never carried out:

David Hughes
2020-09-24 07:53:46

Charge him, break his arms and burn down his caravan

Dagenham Dave
2020-09-24 08:01:18

Never pay a tradesman up front. Buy any materials yourself and then make staged payments, which is fair to both parties.

Mike Neale
2020-09-24 15:14:46

I'm willing to bet it's one of the traveling community

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