A Glenroy woman has been convicted and fined $26,175, and ordered to pay costs of $6,069.13, following an appeal at the County Court of Victoria.
We took action against Marjan Hayvari, 27, after our investigations revealed that she bought cars at a vehicle auction house and on-sold 54 of them between March 2016 and April 2017.
If a person deals in four or more cars per year in Victoria, they generally need a motor car traders licence issued by the Business Licensing Authority.
Ms Hayvari pleaded guilty in the initial prosecution at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court last year, to one charge of unlicensed motor car trading, in breach of the Motor Car Traders Act 1986.
Ms Hayvari was originally fined $10,000 with conviction. The Director of Public Prosecutions lodged an appeal against the decision, on the ground that the sentence was inadequate.
The higher fine imposed on appeal in the County Court replaces the orders of the Magistrates’ Court.