29/04/2011

Car Dealer Caught Out

A Limavady car trader, who posed as a private seller and supplied a 'clocked' vehicle with a false MoT certificate and service history, was this week fined a total of £750 plus £148 costs.

Limavady Magistrates' Court also imposed a £1,323 compensation order in a case brought by the Trading Standards Service of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment against Richard Grieve, of Derrychrier Road, Dungiven, who pleaded guilty to six charges under the Consumer Protection From Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.

Trading Standards Service received a complaint that Mr Grieve had sold an Audi A4 motorcar with an incorrect mileage.

The vehicle had been advertised on a car selling website with 70,000 miles. In fact, the car had travelled in the region of 115,823 miles.

To support the false mileage, Grieve supplied a false service history and false MOT certificate.

(BMcC)

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