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Woman ordered to pay back £262k from building scam

A woman who helped her partner con money out of elderly women over building work has been ordered to repay £262,000, or serve an extra two years in jail.

Elderly Woman And Child

The 50 year old woman was jailed for two years in 2011 for defrauding vulnerable pensioners, including one woman who lost £90,000.

Her 67 year old partner was also jailed for four-and-a-half years.

The pair befriended elderly women from Llanystumdwy, Pwllheli and Abergele - aged 80, 75 and 74 - took money from them, and charged them large sums of money for work on their homes, some of it unnecessary.

The pair spent the money of lavish cruises and foreign holidays. At a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act at Mold Crown Court on Monday she was ordered to pay back the money to the victims.

The judge ordered that money held in multiple bank accounts be released in 28 days.

The judge also allowed nine months for the remaining £175,000 to be paid from the sale of her home.

Read more about this building scam on the BBC website.

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