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Hornchurch car dealer gets £5,000 court bill for false history sale

07:00 01 May 2014

Snaresbrook Crown Court

Snaresbrook Crown Court

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A car dealer has been handed a court bill of £5,000 for selling a car with a false service history.

Presley Ogbondah, director of MPH Cars Ltd in Billet Lane, Hornchurch, failed to check the history of a car he sold, which turned out to be falsified.

After the vehicle had been purchased, its new owner noticed loud knocking noises coming from the engine. Following some attempts to have the vehicle repaired, it was discovered that a replacement engine was needed at considerable cost.

The owner contacted the main dealership and discovered that the service history supplied with the vehicle was false and the car had not been serviced by them at all.

Although Ogbondah had not falsified the history himself, he pleaded guilty to engaging in a commercial practice which was a misleading action contrary to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations.

Appearing at Snaresbrook Crown Court on April 7, he was fined £1000 and ordered to pay £1000 costs, as well as £3000 compensation to the consumer.

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