Swindling banana walks free

A charity conman who dressed up as a banana claiming to be raising cash for children has been spared jail for fleecing a disabled woman. Kevin Cole, 56, promised a £30,000 grant to renovate old school friend Sarah Roberts’ run down home if she gave him £300 in advance. Ms Roberts, in her 50s, suffers from multiple sclerosis and did not have electricity and gas at her home, Inner London Crown Court heard. Cole also promised her 19-year-old daughter Lucy…

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