Phoney road workers cheat Jutland innkeeper

English-speaking crooks skip out on bill

Three English-speaking men claiming to be road workers ran up a bill of over 8,000 kroner at a bed and breakfast in Bylderup-Bow in southern Jutland and then skipped out leaving the proprietor high and dry.

“They said they would come back on Saturday and pay me, but they did not,” Mianne Sørensen , the owner of the B ‘n’ B, told DR Nyheder. “When I called them on Monday, the phone number did not work.”

South Jutland Police has so far only received one complaint about the crew, but it noted that the phenomenon of foreign road workers cheating the unsuspecting is nothing new.

“British or Irish asphalt workers often come and cheat people,” Christian Østergaard from South Jutland Police told DR Nyheder.

A spreading problem
However, DR has discovered that the asphalt scammers have been turning up throughout Jutland.

“It makes sense they have turned up in Aabenraa – as soon as they do a job, they move on. They are difficult to catch,” said Anders Hilbert, the chief lawyer representing the asphalt industry.

The phone number the scam artists used belongs to a man who said he has been called by at least five people who have been cheated.





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