a pretty-hearted carpenter swindled his clients and his conquests (Philippeville)
He was not doing the work ordered and was ruining single women.
The defendant, originally from the Philippeville region, was absent from the October 22 hearing. 12 months in prison, 4,000 euros fine and a professional ban of 10 years had been required there against him by the substitute Biémar.
A carpenter by training, he was far from being professionally reproachful. A specialty ? Pocket accounts and disappear into the wild. In 2014, a couple ordered a PVC door from her. The defendant was given an account of 770 euros, the balance, 1790 euros, was to be paid during the placement. The entrepreneur was part of his clients’ financial difficulties and asked them to pay this balance into his personal account prior to the placement. Who is never approached. The couple were sued by the supplier, were condemned by the Philippeville justice of the peace and had to pay this sum, which was therefore disbursed twice, and is claiming it today. The author admitted the facts, a promise of repayment, but did not do so. Similar actions took place with the placement of a bus port, the victims are now claiming 9,000 euros.
Our man has also distinguished himself in the private sphere. Lonely, wealthy women in need of affection were his favorite prey. From one of them, Marie (borrowed first name), he managed to extract nearly 120,000 euros. After having made their acquaintance via a dating site, he asked for money to lend to these ladies, in order to “build their love nest”. Some took out loans in their name for motorcycles for nearly 30,000 euros, bought him on vacation or paid the rent of an apartment where he lived alone. Once he got what he wanted, the crook would vanish into the wild, leaving behind a broken heart.
The court handed down its judgment on Friday. The defendant is sentenced to 12 months in prison, a 4,000 euros fine and a 10-year professional ban.