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Irish conman stopped at Perth Airport
Accused conman Jerry Connors.

Department of Immigration officials stopped an accused conman from re-entering Australia through Perth International Airport this morning.

Officers stopped 24-year-old Irishman Jerry Connors at the airport at the request of New South Wales fair trading investigators.

He was served with 18 court attendance notices and turned away from entering the country.

Mr Connors allegedly breached the Australian Consumer Law and the New South Wales Home Building Act through a series of scams in 2011.

A second man, 33-year-old Felix Moorehouse, was served with five court attendance notices after he entered Australia at Melbourne Airport this morning.

Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said both men were part of a gang of Irish travellers who had been on the radar of the national travelling conmen taskforce for a few years.

“In 2010, New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts established this taskforce and has led a relentless national strategy against travelling conmen,” he said.

“We are determined to continue to track these gangs and hold them accountable for their crimes against vulnerable Australians.”

The West Australian

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