Tommy Taylor Wiki – Tommy Taylor Biography
Tommy Taylor, 31, A rogue trader who attempted to rob a vulnerable pensioner was caught owing to the victim’s Ring doorbell video.
Mr. Taylor targeted the 74-year-old resident by demanding payment for unfinished roofing work. After becoming concerned that his father was being targeted by fraudsters, the victim’s son installed a video doorbell on his father’s property in Fernhill Heath, near Worcester. Mr. Taylor was subsequently videotaped repeatedly knocking on the pensioner’s front door and living room window on November 12, 2022, and is heard demanding payment for the non-existent job, saying: ‘I’m from the company, you haven’t paid me. You almost certainly gave the money to someone else.’
The conman was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison and must pay a £150 victim fee after doorbell footage was shared with police. The video shows the victim open the door and Taylor is heard demanding payment for the non-existent work. The victim tells him: ‘I’ve paid you.’ Taylor replies: ‘You haven’t mate. I’m the manager. I’m from the thingy, you haven’t paid me. You probably gave the money to someone else. I’m the manager look. I’ve got ID [points to a logo on his fleece].’
Tommy Taylor is 32 years old.
A rogue trader has been imprisoned after being caught red-handed on Ring doorbell came
The pensioner then says he is going to call the police and Taylor flees, telling the man: ‘Well I’ll send the thingy then.’ It is not clear what the ‘thingy’ refers to. The pensioner’s son sent the video to West Mercia Police who arrested Taylor at his home in Sandy Lane, Stourport, Worcestershire. He denied being involved and claimed he had been sent to the address by other people who had completed the work. Taylor was found guilty of fraud by making false representations, acting dishonestly, and intending to make a gain for himself or another. He was jailed for 26 weeks and ordered to pay a £150 victim surcharge following the trial at Worcester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
Police are now urging people to install similar systems to protect their own homes and those of their families, particularly if they are elderly. I’m glad to see this verdict and hope it provides some closure and reassurance to the victim and his family,’ said Detective Constable Simon Lloyd. Criminal targeting of vulnerable people in West Mercia will not be accepted, and we will pursue all possible avenues to bring those responsible to justice. This case is a shining example of how people’s homes may be protected with home security cameras, and I am confident that the evidence obtained played a significant role in the magistrates’ verdict.’