A CONMAN is facing jail after his bid to overturn his conviction for duping elderly people into paying thousands for dodgy home improvements failed.

William Green and his son Terry conned their vulnerable victims by carrying out poor and inept work which should have been a fraction of the cost.

The pair were found guilty at Worthing Magistrates’ Court after a Trading Standards investigation.

Green senior was due to be sentenced this month after he was convicted of two fraud charges and one under consumer laws. But he challenged the conviction so this was delayed until the outcome of his appeal.

Judge Paul Tain dismissed the 48-year-old’s application on Wednesday, ordering Green, of Berriedale Drive, Sompting, to be sentenced for his crimes next month.

Green junior, 20, of no fixed address, is already serving time behind bars in a young offenders’ institute after being found guilty of three charges under the Fraud Act 2006 and four charges under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.

Green senior’s wife Julie, who had protested her husband’s innocence, said she was not very happy about the decision and claimed the family had been “fitted up” because of their ethnicity.

The pair were prosecuted after two elderly victims were found to have been substantially overcharged for unsatisfactory work.

One victim paid £7,500 in 2015 for roofing work that was worth between £250 and £300.

Another handed over £3,600 in 2015 for driveway work worth £600.

They were both commended by magistrates for helping with the investigation.

Trading Standards started investigating the two men in June 2015 after consumer complaints.