Jailed conman who targeted disabled people ‘defrauded hundreds’ | DisabledGo News and Blog


Hundreds of disabled people are believed to have fallen victim to a “manipulative” fraudster who posed as a lawyer to steal money they were owed from discrimination cases, and then launched legal actions against them if they complained. Karl Lindon was jailed for three years after being found guilty by a jury at Guildford Crown Court this week of five counts of theft from disabled people, worth more than £50,000 in total. Surrey police said Lindon, 35, from Louvaine Road, Wandsworth, south-west London, had scammed “numerous” people out of money. In each of the five cases, the victims turned to Lindon to help them secure money they had been awarded through the civil courts, even though he had no legal qualifications. Lindon secured the money in each of the five cases but despite the victims continually confronting him, he denied ever having received the funds. Detective constable Sheena Service, who led the case against Lindon for Surrey police, said: “This was a terrible crime where

Source: Jailed conman who targeted disabled people ‘defrauded hundreds’ | DisabledGo News and Blog

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