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Dealer pleads guilty to fraud in car clocking case

A used car dealer found to have clocked cars, forged documents and knowingly “misdescribed” vehicles has pleaded guilty to fraud following an investigation by trading standards officials.

Connan Alexander Harvey (28), formerly trading as Alex Harvey Specialist Cars at Priors Marsden, admitted to arranging for the mileage reading on an Audi TT to be wound back from 101,369 to 72,299 and selling another Audi TT knowing that the mileage was wrong.

The mileage was advertised as 79,000 but, in reality, was 147,464.

Warwick Crown Court heard that Harvey had also described another vehicle he sold as having good tyres, a new cam belt and a 12 month MOT. The buyer later found that none of these statements were true.

Amit Mistry of Timkin Way Daventry (38), a mechanic used by Harvey, also admitted to fabricating or altering vehicle documents at the hearing.

The pair will be sentenced at Warwick Crown Court at 10.30am on March 2, 2016.

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  • Iceage - 23/12/2015 18:04

    Let them off..... It is a lot less damaging to the Planet than what Volkswagen have done.