The court heard how he went from house to house in the Springfield and Beaulieu area, telling people a relative was ill in hospital and he needed money for a taxi.
The conditions of the criminal behaviour order include:
· Not asking anyone he does not know for money;
· Not to tell people stories that are not true for self-gain;
· Not to be involved in the sale or distribution of tobacco and cigarettes unless he has the appropriate legal trading permissions.
Investigating officer PC Kerri Trickey, Chelmsford and Maldon, said: “Morris preyed on the elderly and vulnerable and told lies about the poor health of a loved one. He did this to obtain money and has now been sent to prison.
“Morris has been handed a three-year CBO and we would urge anyone with information that can assist us to contact Chelmsford and Maldon CPT on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”