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.
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.