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Car dealer sentenced for clocking

A UK car dealer has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for clocking and misrepresentation, according to Motor Trader.Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 9.47.21 a.m.

Connan Harvey admitted to changing the mileage reading on an Audi TT before it was sold. He also admitted selling another Audi TT knowing the mileage was wrong.

The judge presiding in this case, HH Judge Parker, stated that purchasers of used vehicles were entitled to the same levels of protection as those who had purchased new or nearly new vehicles.

Clocking is a crime in Ireland and trading standards in the UK are designed to protect consumers. However clocking rates are still over 11%. Car And Us.com is a car management tool that helps you store all your documents and buying a car with a Car And Us.com account can help reduce the risk of buying a clocked car.

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