Unscrupulous Welsh tradesman successfully prosecuted

Back in March this year Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council notified OFTEC of a successful prosecution of Thomas David Frederick Richards, a solid fuel installer trading as South Wales Log Burners Ltd.

Unscrupulous tradesman

 The case was taken to court by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council after numerous complaints and a trading standards investigation.

With assistance from OFTEC, and following the installer’s revocation of registration, the Council’s public health, protection and community services director was able to secure a successful prosecution, which resulted in the Court imposing a significant penalty.

Mr Richards was instructed to pay a fine of £3,000 for the offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (Payable in 56 days). At the request of Trading Standards, a community order for 12 weeks with a curfew 9pm - 6am and the fitting of an electronic tag for offences under the Fraud Act . . .

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