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ACT court sentences James Lawrence Michael Raftery to jail for defrauding Canberra woman, 90, with dementia of $292k

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By Toby Vue
Updated April 20 2022 - 7:05am, first published April 19 2022 - 4:00am
James Lawrence Michael Raftery (right), 33, walks out of the ACT courts building with his mother on a previous occasion. Picture: Blake Foden

A plumber who defrauded a 90-year-old woman with dementia of about $292,000 during his handyman services has failed in his bid to undergo drug and alcohol rehabilitation before going to jail.

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Toby Vue

Court reporter

Toby Vue joined The Canberra Times in April 2021 and is a court reporter after covering the round in NSW and Queensland. He has also reported on regional and rural affairs, local government and sport. He was a Sunday Canberra Times reporter. Email: t.vue@canberratimes.com.au.

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