Nicholas Augerinos, trading as Quality Car Centre - Court outcome

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8 March 2018
Court actions

A licensed motor car trader has given a 12 month good behaviour undertaking to Ringwood Magistrates' Court and must pay $500 for contraventions of the Motor Car Traders Act 1986.

Nicholas Augerinos, 58, trading as Quality Car Centre in Mount Waverley, pleaded guilty to charges of failing to display the required particulars of a used car and failing to comply with licence conditions.

During a compliance inspection in September 2016, our inspectors found that Mr Augerinos had displayed used cars for sale without the correct form 5 displayed.

Mr Augerinos was also found to have contravened the Act by being unable to provide a written register of consumer complaints, as required by a condition on his licence endorsed by the Business Licensing Authority in 2008.

Consumer Affairs Victoria issued infringement notices but Mr Augerinos elected to have the matters heard in court.

The court found Mr Augerinos guilty, without conviction, of both charges. He entered into an undertaking to the Court to be of good behaviour for 12-months and must pay $500 to the court fund, plus costs.