Throughout the year of 2011, two conmen preyed on the elderly in the United Kingdom. Now both are going to jail. Darren Sharpe has been sentenced to five years and Christopher Andrew Simpson to 18 months after both plead guilty to fraud.
Their scam was a hodgepodge of unethical practices. They sold mobility aids such as power scooters and stair lifts at ridiculous prices using high pressure sales techniques. Sometimes they would not even deliver the devices they sold. Other times they made unauthorized transactions from their victim’s credit cards.
But the largest part of their scam was selling overpriced mattress covers, claiming they had magical abilities such as curing bad backs and stiff joints. Victims would payRead More