A fraudster, who tried to con a 98-year-old woman, met his match when she set up clever sting with a pensioner friend.
A judge said without them turning the tables “it is highly likely he would have got away with it”.
When Doreen Rimmer became suspicious of a dodgy mobility scooter salesman Paul Frossell she alerted her 66-year-old friend Ken Pike and together they hatched a plan to catch him out.
For despite her years, the widow, who sadly has since died, was extremely alert and “nobody’s fool”.
The former matron had a certificate from Mensa, gave talks about her life and was still passionate about crosswords. “She was an amazing lady”, said Mr Pike.
Frossell, 46, was convicted of fraud by magistrates last summer after a trial but immediately appealed that conviction. His day long appeal has now been thrown out and he was jailed for 12 months.
Mrs Rimmer gave evidence at the magistrates …