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Car dealer loses appeal against jail sentence

A car dealer’s appeal against his jail sentence for his part in running a £100,000 scam selling hundreds of cars that had been written off by insurance companies has been rejected at the Court of Appeal.

Lucien Munn (43), of Copthorne, was jailed for three years after he and a colleague Linda Atrell, of East Grinstead, falsified service histories of write-offs which they advertised via Auto Trader and Gumtree, said West Sussex County Council.

They were sentenced at Hove Crown Court on July 31, 2015 after being found guilty of charges under the Fraud Act, Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 and Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, reports the Mid Sussex Times.

Munn has now had his appeal against his jail sentence rejected by three Court of Appeal judges at the Royal Courts of Justice.

A council spokesman said the pair were caught after months of investigations from its team.

The pair were advertising and selling hundreds of cars that had been written off by insurance companies via Auto Trader and Gumtree.

They then sold these vehicles on, often falsifying service histories, to unsuspecting customers.

> See also: Pair conned consumers into buying written-off cars with forged histories



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