Rogue Builders ordered to repay victims £1.3m
Frank Tomney Snr and his twin sons Frank Tomney Jnr and Thomas Michael Tomney were jailed for a total of 15 years and ordered to pay back £995,000 to their victims last November at Preston Crown Court. But on Friday, Manchester City Magistrates ruled that a further £370,000 must be repaid to 42 victims under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
The Tomney’s carried out substandard work on driveways for extortionate prices across Lancashire, Manchester and Hertfordshire.
Detective Chief Inspector Tim Leeson, Lancashire Constabulary, said: “The Tomneys deliberately hoarded away the money that they had made by conning their elderly and vulnerable victims so that they would avoid scrutiny from the authorities – particularly the tax man.
“Their shoddy and often dangerous building work has left many people out of pocket, and in some cases has decimated pensioners’ life savings, so it is only fair that this money is used to compensate the victims for their ordeal.”