Gypsy con­men trapped by pizza

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A GANG of trav­el­ling con­men have been jailed af­ter po­lice caught them get­ting a take­away pizza.

The four fraud­sters trav­elled the coun­try in car­a­vans swin­dling el­derly vic­tims out of at least £19,000 in life sav­ings for bo­gus drainage and gar­den­ing work.

Of­fi­cers traced them us­ing mo­bile phone data when they rang Domino’s to or­der a pizza de­liv­ery to their car­a­vans.

Wayne Smith, 30, Llewellyn Smith, 39, James Smith, 33, and Bar­ney Cum­mins, 34, pleaded guilty of con­spir­acy to com­mit fraud.

At New­port Crown Court Wayne Smith, of Red­hill, Sur­rey, was jailed for five years and Cum­mins, of Thur­rock, Es­sex, was sen­tenced to four.

James Smith and Llewellyn Smith, both of Tre­de­gar, near New­port, South Wales, were jailed for 14 months and one year re­spec­tively.

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