Clocking brothers sentenced

Gang found guilty of fraud following investigation

Published:  28 November, 2011

FOUR brothers have been sentenced for 'clocking' used cars and supplying them with false service history.

Paul Price, along with brothers Ian, Gary and Melvyn were found guilty of the scam. Paul Price was jailed for 18 months while the others received conditional discharges.

The gang clocked around 40 cars in Goole, North Yorks, over an 18 month period. Known examples include one vehicle that had the odeometer wound back by 200,000 miles. In another case, a family who had a boy with cerebral palsy had to spend thousands of pounds on repairs to a vehicle that was supplied by the brothers with a false service history and a mileage 80k less than it should have been.

The investigation was conducted by the OFT who have written to all the registered keepers they believe were affected by the scam.

Related Articles

  • New edition of Top Technician 

    Read Top Technician online here

  • ASA slam 'End of life Vehicles' advert 

    THE Advertising Standards Authority has ruled against a scrapyard that called itself 'End of Life breakers' ruling that using the name in the first line of an advert, the company could easily be confused with an official government body.

  • Dealer doldrums 

    FRANCHISED dealerships will have to rethink their approach to aftersales in 2012, according to an industry expert.

  • Renault to slash franchise network 

    MORE than a third of Renault dealerships are to shut their doors in the New Year as the car maker battens down the hatches for what it describes as a 'transition' year.

  • Aircon & more 

    The technical team at Valeo look at some common winter queries


Sign Up

For the latest news and updates from Aftermarket Magazine.


Where should the next Automechanika show be held?


©DFA Media 1999-2018