Man charged with bogus workman offences

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A man has been charged in connection with bogus workmen offences in Edinburgh.

Officers apprehended a 21-year-old man in Dalkeith today (Thursday, April 14) after an 87-year-old man was allegedly defrauded of £122,000 between December 2015 and March 2016.

The arrest was made as part of Operation Aristotle, an ongoing initiative to tackle bogus workmen and rogue trader crimes within the Capital.

The male will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court tomorrow (Friday).

Detective Inspector Alan O’Brien from Edinburgh’s Proactive Unit, said: “Operation Aristotle will continue to identify bogus workmen and bring them to justice and anyone wishing to report a crime or provide information on such crimes can do so by calling us on 101 or making an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”