Rogue trader jailed for selling clocked cars in Potters Bar
PUBLISHED: 07:58 15 April 2009 | UPDATED: 21:59 26 October 2009
A ROGUE motor trader has been jailed after wiping more than a million miles from the clocks of cars. Alex Alagna sold three clocked vehicles in Potters Bar but was
A ROGUE motor trader has been jailed after wiping more than a million miles from the clocks of cars.
Alex Alagna sold three clocked vehicles in Potters Bar but was rumbled following an investigation by Hertfordshire Trading Standards.
The 31-year-old, who also sold three tampered cars in Finchley, subsequently admitted 17 charges related to deception and false trade description.
He also asked for seven other crimes, involving a further seven vehicles, to be taken into account during sentencing at St Albans Crown Court.
Alagna, of Osidge Lane, Southgate, was caged for four months and ordered to compensate his 13 victims to the tune of £1,250 each.
He will also have to pay prosecution costs of £13,000.
It is estimated his illicit enterprise made him between £20,000 and £25,000.
A spokesman for Trading Standards, which is overseen by the county council, told the Potters Bar Edition Alagna advertised through Autotrader, before meeting interested buyers to view the cars.
He said five of the vehicles involved were viewed in Darkes Lane, one in Ashwood Road, one in High Street and one in Santers Lane.
""Members of the public thought they were buying lower mileage vehicles than in fact was the case," he said.
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