Fake Tradies Exposed, Busted Allegedly Targeting Elderly Residents

Sydney residents have been urged to stay vigilant after a fourth person was arrested following an alleged roofing scam that targeted elderly residents.

A 31-year-old man was arrested in Western Australia on January 22 and has been extradited to New South Wales to face court over the alleged con.

Police believe a group of men, posing as tradesmen, conned a 91-year-old Double Bay man out of $150,000 for work to be carried out on his home.

They also allegedly tried to trick a 75-year-old Annandale woman out of $62,000 but she refused and contacted police.

Two men aged 29 and 32 were arrested in Sydney in December.

A 27-year-old woman was also arrested and charged with knowingly dealing with proceeds of crime, and participating in a criminal group, contributing to criminal activity.

During their investigations detectives also seized $40,000 in cash from a Bondi Junction hotel which will now undergo forensic examination.

All four of the accused are before the courts, charged with various offences.

The man who was extradited from Western Australia was refused bail and was set to face court on Friday.

Investigations are ongoing.

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