Police believe the men have preyed on more than 40 elderly Queenslanders.© Robert Shakespeare
Police consider the boys have preyed on greater than 40 aged Queenslanders.

The Red Tea Detox

Two males accused of ripping off aged Queenslanders have been remanded in custody.

The boys, aged 28 and 25, are accused of convincing greater than 40 aged folks to fork out large sums of cash for restore work they didn’t want.

Police allege the boys preyed on pensioners dwelling alone, convincing them to have pointless work achieved akin to home portray, pest management, driveway cleansing and roof repairs.

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They alleged the boys weren’t licenced to conduct that sort of labor and have been grossly overcharging, altering cheques and charging for work that was by no means accomplished.

Gympie detectives are persevering with to analyze and consider the boys have been lively within the Gympie, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay and Brisbane areas over the previous two or three years.

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“At this stage, over 40 victims have been recognized as a part of the investigation and fraudulently obtained over $100,000,” a police spokesman mentioned.

Detectives appealed to anybody that will have had dealings with the boys, or have had work achieved at their dwelling, that they have been suspicious about to contact them.

A 28-year-old man was charged on January eight with three counts of fraud and one rely every of forgery, unlicensed driving and utter (forge financial institution cheque).

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A second man, a 25-year-old, was charged on January 9 with 4 counts of fraud, two counts of receiving tainted property and one among stealing.

Each males have been remanded in custody and are as a result of seem within the Gympie Magistrates Court docket on February 4.


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