Cowboy builder gets three years after judge let him off

A rogue builder who tried to trick a pensioner out of more than £90,000 has had his lenient sentence increased to more than three years by Court of Appeal judges. Michael O’Neill, 38, told his victim he needed vital renovation work done on the front on his house in Kent in February last year The pensioner paid O’Neill £2,250 but grew suspicious and alerted his neighbour. O’Neill then returned and claimed he was a police officer investigating ‘fake’ builders. Several…

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