A CONMAN who went door-to-door claiming to be the window cleaner’s mate and asking to be paid only made £17, a court heard last week.

Jamie Lanigan, aged 25, of Fairfax Court, St Neots pleaded guilty to 16 allegations of fraud before Huntingdon Magistrates Court on Thursday. He visited 16 homes in Eaton Socon on November 4 claiming to be the window cleaner’s mate.

He was given £17 at one home, but received nothing elsewhere. He smirked when magistrates pointed out it was not a “profitable exercise.”

David Potter, defending said: “He has a number of issues to address. His recent offending has been caused by a drug problem. He is now drinking and self-medicating with alcohol instead of using drugs.”

Magistrates adjourned the case until February 16 at 12pm and granted bail on condition Lanigan stays at his home address.