Ipswich shed con man given immediate parole

THE man responsible for ripping off Ipswich shed customers and tradies has been given immediate parole for other fraud offences.

Paul Jason William DeBruin was sentenced in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday on a string of offences that took place in Logan and southern Brisbane.

DeBruin pleaded guilty to charges of forgery, fraud and uttering a false document.

Police offered no evidence regarding a number of other fraud-related charges DeBruin had been charged with.

DeBruin was sentenced to 15 months prison - but given immediate release on parole.

The prison sentence is the second time DeBruin has faced court in as many months.

In March DeBruin was ordered to pay $201,500 in fines and $50,000 compensation for unlicensed building activity in the Ipswich, Brisbane and Beenleigh areas.

In those matters the company accepted thousands from customers to build sheds but never carried out the work.

Phone the QBCC on 139 333 or visit http://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au to check a builder's licence credentials. - ARM NEWSDESK


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