The Haringey Independent are reporting that a COWBOY electrician from London who fitted more than 1,500 homes with an illegal supply has escaped jail today.
The electrician was found to have fitted more than 1,500 homes with illegal energy connections which are still being investigated by his previous employers and the police.
His scam came to an end on July 12, 2008, after Haringey police were tipped off about a man working in a hole in Kitchener Road, South Tottenham, and tampering with the electricity.
Brown was caught in action by officers who made checks with EDF and found the handyman was a former employee and had no authority to be carrying out any such work.
He was arrested on the spot and police later discovered £28,000 in cash stashed in his home.