A Nottingham man who swindled cash out of elderly residents in Sherwood has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.
Afran Chaudry knocked on the doors of pensioners in Sherwood, Forest Fields and Whitemoor between November 2015 and March this year claiming to be locked out of his home in Bulwell.
He would ask residents if he could use their phone to call a relative and also then borrow money for a taxi home – which he promised to bring straight back. They would never hear from him again.
The 43-year old previously admitted six counts of fraud by false reputation and a burglary and theft offence.
On Monday (April 11, 2016,) Chaudry, of Rosegarth Walk, Bulwell, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court to two-and-a-half years in prison.
Detective Inspector Amy Styles, of Radford Road CID, said: “Chaudry’s convictions are thanks to timely incident reporting from the community, and the linking of these similar crimes by officers.
“These offences were committed against some of our most vulnerable residents, with Chaudry preying on their kindness. An intrusive ordeal that has left many of them feeling both embarrassed and annoyed that their goodwill was abused in this way.”