20.12.2007

Watch out for Wayne!

A Mr Wayne Fletcher opened an account with Capel Plant Holdings of Colchester in September, references and a credit check did not cause any concern and so 20 pieces of equipment ranging from mini excavators to dumpers, were delivered to various locations between September 28th and October 19th.

When the first invoices became due Wayne was nowhere to be found. Calls to the references yielded nothing and all the machines have vanished, rebadged with Fletcher Construction stickers.

Here are the details of exactly what happened in the words of Alistair Dovey of Capel Plant.

“Wayne Fletcher of Fletcher Construction opened an account with us in September in the usual way. References were checked and came back ok and a Top Service check was carried out with nothing untoward. His details and references are:”

Fletcher Construction
2nd Floor Congress House
Lyon Road
Harrow
Middlesex
HA1 2EN
Tel 0208 901 6464
Fax 0208 901 6401

Wayne Fletcher
10 Nelson Row
Ford Road
Yapton
West Sussex
BN18 0DD
Mobile 07943 910679

Bank
Nat West
315 Station Road
Harrow

Trade Reference 1
Any Conversions
96 Ditchling Road
Brighton
BN1 4ST
Tel: 01273 573 840
Fax: 01273 689 021

13.12.07 Called Luke Smith - director. Not there company has moved on. No forwarding address or contact numbers.

Trade Reference 2
A J Engineering
41-95 Lind Road
Sutton
SM1 4PP
Tel: 0208 652 1204
Fax: 0208 652 1201
13.12.07 Telephone number not working

“The machines were delivered to the various addresses and all seemed well until invoices were due. We cannot contact him, or his references and I visited the delivery addresses where there was no sign of work or the machines.

I spoke to the farmer at Little Moor Hall Farm (one of the delivery addresses) who said that Wayne Fletcher had asked if he could leave some machines in his farmyard as they were working down the road and had a machine stolen. He saw him remove our stickers from the machines and replace them with Fletcher Construction stickers.

A transport company called Hallett & Silbermann were asked by Fletcher to move the machines from Little Moor Hall Farm to a sketchy address in Aveley Thurrock. He paid cash and the machines were taken to a pallet yard in Aveley and have not been seen since.

The owners of Elm Farm – H Green & Sons (another delivery address) did not see any machines being delivered but were asked by someone in September if they could leave machines in their farmyard as they were doing work up the road, but nothing came of it.

Through Top Service we have found out the same has happened to Edwards Plant & Tool Hire in Enfield.

I have reported everything to Colchester Police who have said that the CID is investigating. We wait to see what will happen.

I will be grateful if you would let other members of the CPA know about this so it does not happen again, or if anyone has any other information they could pass it on to Colchester Police through us.

If any of the machines is seen please contact me:- Alastair Dovey of Capel Plant Holdings Ltd on 01206 844004.”


Machines Missing

1.1.5t mini digger Kubota KX41-3. c/w 12”,18”,24”+ ditch buckets
Plant no. 039/114 Healey Tool Hire Machine
Serial no. 77080
Engine no. 6U1744
Delivered: 28/9/07
To:Ugley Village Hall
Cambridge Road
CM22 off B1383

2.1.5t mini digger Kubota KX41-3. c/w 12”,18”,24”+ ditch buckets
Plant no. 039/109 Healey Tool Hire Machine
Serial no. 77109
Engine no: 6W6994
Delivered 10/10/07
To: Little Moor Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Cooksmill Green
Widford
Chelmsford CM1 3SR

3.Thwaites skip loading dumper c/w ROPS.
Plant no. 069/39 Healey Tool Hire Machine
Serial no. 707B3412
Delivered: 28/9/07
To:Ugley Village Hall
Cambridge Road
CM22 off B1383

4.Thwaites skip loading dumper c/w ROPS.
Plant no. 069/27 Healey Tool Hire Machine
Serial no. A7207
Delivered 10/10/07
To: Little Moor Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Cooksmill Green
Widford
Chelmsford CM1 3SR

5.3.0t mini digger Komatsu PC27R c/w 12”, 18”, 24”+ ditch buckets
Plant no. 904 CPS
Serial no. F32451
Engine no. 00655
Delivered 19/10/07
To: Little Moor Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Cooksmill Green
Widford
Chelmsford CM1 3SR

6.-3.0t mini digger Komatsu PC27R c/w 12”, 18”, 24”+ ditch buckets
Plant no. 903 CPS
Serial no. F32450
Engine no. 00659
Delivered 10/10/07
To: Little Moor Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Cooksmill Green
Widford
Chelmsford CM1 3SR

7.Barford 3.0t dumper
Plant no. 798 CPS
Serial no. SBJG0629/SX3393
Engine no. 915693D
Delivered 19/10/07
To: Little Moor Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Cooksmill Green
Widford
Chelmsford CM1 3SR

8.Bomag 80 Roller
Plant no. 722 CPS
Serial no. 10146040489
Delivered 17/10/07
Ordered for delivery to:H Green & Sons
Elm Farm London Road Widford
Chelmsford CM2 8TG

But changed to: Little Moor Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Cooksmill Green
Widford
Chelmsford CM1 3SR

9.Bomag 80 Roller
Plant no. 726 CPS
Serial no. 101460401183
Delivered 17/10/07
Ordered for delivery to:H Green & Sons
Elm Farm London Road Widford
Chelmsford CM2 8TG

But changed to: Little Moor Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Cooksmill Green
Widford
Chelmsford CM1 3SR

10.Bomag 80 Roller
Plant no. 728 CPS
Serial no. 460422664
Engine no. IC1143 Kubota D722
Delivered 28/9/07
To:Ugley Village Hall
Cambridge Road
CM22 off B1383


11.1.5t mini digger Kubota KX41-3. c/w 12”,18”,24”+ ditch buckets
Plant no. 039/114 Healey Tool Hire Machine
Serial no. 77080
Engine no. 6U1744
Delivered: 28/9/07
To:Ugley Village Hall
Cambridge Road
CM22 off B1383

12.1.5t mini digger Kubota KX41-3. c/w 12”,18”,24”+ ditch buckets
Plant no. 039/109 Healey Tool Hire Machine
Serial no. 77109
Engine no: 6W6994
Delivered 10/10/07
To: Little Moor Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Cooksmill Green
Widford
Chelmsford CM1 3SR

13.Thwaites skip loading dumper c/w ROPS.
Plant no. 069/39 Healey Tool Hire Machine
Serial no. 707B3412
Delivered: 28/9/07
To:Ugley Village Hall
Cambridge Road
CM22 off B1383

14.Thwaites skip loading dumper c/w ROPS.
Plant no. 069/27 Healey Tool Hire Machine
Serial no. A7207
Delivered 10/10/07
To: Little Moor Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Cooksmill Green
Widford
Chelmsford CM1 3SR

15.3.0t mini digger Komatsu PC27R c/w 12”, 18”, 24”+ ditch buckets
Plant no. 904 CPS
Serial no. F32451
Engine no. 00655
Delivered 19/10/07
To: Little Moor Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Cooksmill Green
Widford
Chelmsford CM1 3SR


16.3.0t mini digger Komatsu PC27R c/w 12”, 18”, 24”+ ditch buckets
Plant no. 903 CPS
Serial no. F32450
Engine no. 00659
Delivered 10/10/07
To: Little Moor Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Cooksmill Green
Widford
Chelmsford CM1 3SR

17.Barford 3.0t dumper
Plant no. 798 CPS
Serial no. SBJG0629/SX3393
Engine no. 915693D
Delivered 19/10/07
To: Little Moor Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Cooksmill Green
Widford
Chelmsford CM1 3SR

18.Bomag 80 Roller
Plant no. 722 CPS
Serial no. 10146040489
Delivered 17/10/07
Ordered for delivery to:H Green & Sons
Elm Farm London Road Widford
Chelmsford CM2 8TG

But changed to: Little Moor Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Cooksmill Green
Widford
Chelmsford CM1 3SR

19.Bomag 80 Roller
Plant no. 726 CPS
Serial no. 101460401183
Delivered 17/10/07
Ordered for delivery to:H Green & Sons
Elm Farm London Road Widford
Chelmsford CM2 8TG

But changed to: Little Moor Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Cooksmill Green
Widford
Chelmsford CM1 3SR

20.Bomag 80 Roller
Plant no. 728 CPS
Serial no. 460422664
Engine no. IC1143 Kubota D722
Delivered 28/9/07
To:Ugley Village Hall
Cambridge Road
CM22 off B1383

Vertikal Comment

Beware of wise men bearing gifts comes to mind with this one.
It is shocking how people like this can still get with with such scams in this day and age.

I would be interested to know what Nat West Bank had to say about the affair.

One interesting fact is that Fletcher Construction nor any of the references appear to have a web site. This might have sounded the odd alarm bell after a quick search?.

Hopefully someone can finger Wayne and the long arm of the law will stamp on him.... I am not holding my breath.

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