Rogue trader who targeted elderly victim is given community service

Peterborough Magistrates' Court

Peterborough Magistrates' Court - Credit: Archant

A rogue trader who targeted an elderly victim in Huntingdon has been fined and given community service by a court.

Jack Price, 20, of St Ives Road, Woodhurst, admitted rogue trading offences when he appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court following an investigation by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trading Standards.

Price was sentenced to 150 hours of community work and was ordered to pay £662 compensation.

Magistrates also ordered him to pay £1,500 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

The court heard that Price had targeted an elderly victim in Huntingdon by failing to give a cancellation notice, overcharging for materials and not carrying out work as stated.

Peter Gell, head of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trading Standards, said: “This is yet another excellent result from the work carried out by our officers.

“We won’t tolerate this type of rogue trading in our county, especially when they prey on the most vulnerable in our society.”

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Mr Gell said: “A guilty plea shows his criminality and also saved the victim from having to relive the traumatic experience again in court.”