A man who operated illegally as a motor car trader and misrepresented vehicles for sale has been convicted and ordered to pay $8000.
The Broadmeadows Magistrates Court found Bilal Ammoun, 24, had sold 15 cars without being licensed, made false representations about them and tampered with the odometer on one of the vehicles.
Mr Ammoun was charged with several breaches of the Motor Car Traders Act 1986, including one count each of:
- offering 15 vehicles for sale between January 2010 and January 2011, while not holding a motor car trader’s licence
- tampering with the odometer of a vehicle
- falsely representing the accuracy of the odometer reading while selling a vehicle.
Mr Ammoun had advertised the vehicles on a car sales website.
Under the Motor Car Traders Act 1986, someone carrying on the business of motor car trading must have a licence.
Consumer Affairs Victoria took action following an anonymous complaint.