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Barnsley Conmen Sentenced After Fleecing Pensioner

Tuesday June 11 2013


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TWO Barnsley conmen are behind bars for fleecing a Sheffield pensioner of £56,000 over a six-year period.

Bogus builders Dean Greenhoff, 42, of Huddersfield Road and Daniel Firth, 30, of Farm Road, Kendray, used 84-year-old Geoffrey Plumb by convincing him to invest in a savings plan with the promise of a £90,000 return for a modest investment.

They also got him to invest in a bogus payment plan to cover repairs to his home - which were never carried out - and when he ran out of money they persuaded the OAP to take out loans so they could steal even more of his cash.

They used the money to fund their heroin and drink habits.

By March 2012, Mr Plumb's account was £2,500 overdrawn and when a relative examined paperwork, she then called the police.

Officers discovered a total of £56,728 had been withdrawn from Mr Plumb’s account - of which £40,408 was taken fraudulently.

Greenhoff and Firth pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal and Greenhoff was jailed for five-and-a-half years while Firth was given three years.

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Reply Posted by kath on Tuesday June 11 2013 at 13:12
sentence far too soft 15 years each would be good.dont suppose the gentleman got his money back ......

Reply Posted by maz on Tuesday June 11 2013 at 15:51
hope they rot in hell

Reply Posted by kerry on Tuesday June 11 2013 at 19:05
OMG what is the world coming to my nan got over £7,000 in paypal withdrawl no one caught and no refund police haven't discovered nothing :(

Reply Posted by kerry on Tuesday June 11 2013 at 19:06
OMG what is the world coming to my nan got over £7,000 in paypal withdrawl no one caught and no refund police haven't discovered nothing :(

Reply Posted by les on Tuesday June 11 2013 at 22:05
It is a sorry world we live in but hy in gods name did you allow your nan to have a computor account in the same account as her obvious life savings...
The warning is always have another bank account in another bank wit only enough funds to cover small things that you want to purchase from internet then if you are robbed . they havnt taken everything .
Theres an old saying that your nan should know...and you.
Never keep all your eggs in one basket

Reply Posted by passerby on Wednesday June 12 2013 at 16:17
danny firth again dnt know if he dnt learn or the courts dnt

Reply Posted by Bella on Friday June 14 2013 at 08:28
Dean greenoff I know that name ...... what a disgrace he is ....... how can any 1 do this our laws are too soft he will be back out of prison soon to do the same

Reply Posted by roofer on Friday June 14 2013 at 08:59
gives honest trades men yet another black mark. if anybody needs any work doing and the person is elderly I always ask for another family member to be present during negotiations. Use recommend trades via family members who have had works carried out previously by the person undertaking the work. sentence does not reflect the severity of the crime.

Reply Posted by Workman on Friday June 14 2013 at 11:36
I know that greenhoff he's a scoundrel n wants putting down he's always been a bad one sentence takes pisss

Reply Posted by Margaret on Friday June 14 2013 at 13:31
These two have alwsys been dirty, thieving, bone idle smackrats who think the world owes them a living hope they get slaughtered in jail

Reply Posted by jill duffy greenhoff on Friday June 14 2013 at 20:05
Wot a ******* scum bag.all of um

Reply Posted by D on Saturday June 22 2013 at 15:04
Green off tha nowy but a lying smack head what ya want to do is hang yourself in prison you are not fit to be walking streets ever again but when you do come out you will be back on smack and do it again from someone who knows you very well