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18 October 2016 Trial

23 October 2017 Confiscation proceedings

Guildford Crown Court Four roofers appeared at court to answer nine charges under the Fraud Act 2006 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in relation to participating in a fraudulent roofing business in Surrey and Hertfordshire. This work involved roofing work, block paving, gardening, kitchen and bathroom fitting and plastering. Victims of the fraud were mainly elderly and vulnerable.
  1. Sentenced to four years imprisonment half to be served in custody and half on licence. Available assets amounted to £213,180 to be paid within three months. The period of imprisonment in default of payment was set at 30 months which would run consecutively to the four year term.
  2. Sentenced to 21 months imprisonment half to be served in prison and half on licence. Found to have no realisable assets and therefore was made subject to a nominal order.
  3. Sentenced to eight months imprisonment suspended for two years, 180 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months and subject to a curfew overnight with electronic tagging. Ordered to pay £45,000 as agreed available assets and was given three months to pay. In default of payment will be required to serve a custodial term of 18 months imprisonment.
  4. Cleared of participating in a fraudulent business.
7 July 2017 Aylesbury Crown Court Two defendants appeared at court in relation to over-inflated prices for roofing work that was either unrequired or finished to a poor standard. Both defendants pleaded guilty to two offences. Sentenced to nine months immediate custody on each count concurrently.
26 June 2017 Guildford Magistrates Court A trader appeared in court to answer three charges in relation to the supply of unsafe items all of which were intended to be used by infants under three. The trader ran an internet retail business selling items which included wooden teether clips, wooden rattles and amber bracelets. The trader entered guilty pleas to all three charges. Fined £150 for the two offences under the Toys (Safety) Regulations and £200 for the offence under the General Products Safety Regulations. Ordered to pay £600 towards the prosecution costs and the victim surcharge of £30.
23 June 2017 Guildford Crown Court A double glazing firm was convicted of quoting conflicting prices to make discounts look better and falsely claiming offers were time limited to persuade customers to make snap decisions. Fined £8,000 for each of the 10 offences making a total of £80,000. The court also made an order to pay £250,000 towards the prosecution costs and £120 towards the mandatory victims surcharge.

9 June 2017

Aylesbury Crown Court A director of three businesses appeared at court and was charged with three counts for fraudulent trading contrary to the Companies Act 2006. The director was involved with preparing marketing material and conducting roofing works relating to eight victims where, in all cases, grossly over-inflated prices had been quoted.

Sentenced to 27 months immediate custodial sentence (nine months for each offence to be served consecutively). 10 years disqualification from being a director. £10,000 compensation to be split between the victims.