Man set to face fraud trial after Rugby man in his 80s was allegedly charged £38,000 for new roof

David Sweeny from Corby has appeared before the courts
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A man accused of being a rogue trader is set to face a crown court trial.

David Sweeny is charged with one count of fraud by false representation after a man in Rugby was charged £34,800 for roof repairs that allegedly did not need to be done.

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Neighbours alerted the police after they discovered what had happened to the man who was in his 80s. It’s alleged he handed over thousands as a deposit before the defendant returned on several occasions when more cash was handed over.

Warwick Crown Court. File image.Warwick Crown Court. File image.
Warwick Crown Court. File image.

The offence is said to have happened in the Overslade area of the town between April and May 2021.

Sweeny, age 45, of Sargent Road, Corby, appeared before Northampton Magistrates Court on March 4 and did not enter a plea. He was bailed and will stand trial at Warwick Crown Court later this year.