- John Mills
Repeat Used Car Offender Sentenced to Jail
A Gold Coast woman has been sentenced to three months in jail, suspended for 18 months, after being found guilty for the third time of unlicensed motor dealing.
Emilia Lloyd, who has also used the names Milka Bibelova and Emma Kim in online car advertisements, was fined $20,000 for unlicensed motor dealing and making false representation about the mileage of vehicles in February 2018, and $6,000 for unlicensed motor dealing in April 2019.
Within two months of the April 2019 court appearance, Ms Lloyd began advertising used vehicles for sale on multiple online trading platforms. In fact, she placed more than 50 separate advertisements on websites, using three different names.
Fair Trading Executive Director Brian Bauer said the OFT would keep pursuing offenders until they got the message.
“The OFT warns anyone doing the wrong thing that our investigators will find you,” he said.
Source: Office of Fair Trading Smart Business Bulletin May 2021