Jail for mobility aid sales scammer
A man has been jailed for breaching a court order which prevented him from trading, following an earlier hearing in which the 46-year-old was warned against selling goods to elderly people [13 September 2012].
The earlier court order had been imposed under the Enterprise Act.
At this hearing he was told that if he traded unlawfully before December 2014 he would face jail.
Despite this, Nottingham Crown Court heard that the man had been making sales to elderly customers using high-pressure techniques.
In one such ploy he would make a phonecall to the company HQ from a customer's home on the pretence that he was trying to get authorisation to give a discount to the customer.
He was one of two men who ran UK Mobility Plus which closed down in January 2011.
His former business partner will have his case heard at a later date.
Paul Gretton, from Nottinghamshire Trading Standards, commented on the prison sentence given: "It was evident that it was the only thing that was going to stop him ripping-off elderly and vulnerable people."
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