Investigating Officer Welcomes Jail Sentence for Fraudulent Guisborough Estate Agent

Today (Friday 19th July) at Teesside Crown Court, former Guisborough Estate Agent Roger Darnton received a two year sentence for fraud offences.  Investigating Officer Det Constable Emma Marsay, Cleveland Police Economic Crime Unit said:

Roger Darnton “Roger Darnton was well known and well respected in the community, and he was in the trusted position of a local estate agent for over 35 years.


“It is now clear that he insinuated himself into the lives of trusting often vulnerable people, in one case taking up Power of Attorney and in another acting as Executor and thereby benefitting financially from these arrangements.


“This was a complex case to investigate.  The offences began several years ago and because there were legal and financial aspects to the investigation, it was essential we were meticulous in our inquiries to ensure the best outcome.


“I am pleased with the result today.  It should reassure people that we will do all we can to ensure that we protect the vulnerable and bring to justice those who offend against them.”