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Three Irish men jailed in roof repair scam in Perth, Australia

Three Irish men jailed in roof repair scam in Perth, Australia June 13, 2015

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The men tricked people, some aged in their 90s, into believing their roofs needed repair
(Last Updated On: June 13, 2015)

The men tricked people, some aged in their 90s, into believing their roofs needed repair
The men tricked people, some aged in their 90s, into believing their roofs needed repair

It only takes a few to tarnish our name over here. Three Irish men in Perth, Western Australia, have been jailed for their part in a roof repair scam which targeted the elderly.

Thomas Kiely (19), John Jason O’Brien (18),  and Desmond O’Reilly (23) tricked people, some aged in their 90s, into believing their roofs needed repair.

Basically the men first climbed onto roofs and damaged them, and then approached their elderly victims, offering to “fix” them.

 It gets worse as the Irish men then drove the victims to the bank to withdraw money. When the Irish group’s accommodation at a caravan park in the suburb of Hazlemere was raided in January, police found almost $65,000 in cash.

A man from the Perth suburb of Floreat was duped out of AU$22,000!

You might remember back a few months ago  that Initially 26 Irish people, including 19 women and children, were detained. Most were subsequently released and left Australia.

O’Brien was sentenced to 13 months jail, while Kiely and O’Reilly both received an eight-month sentence.

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Our aim is to help the Irish community in Australia. We aim to help connect and make your stay in Australia as easy as it can be. While at the same time connecting the Irish community in Australia