Sunshine Coast Motor Dealer Fined
A SUNSHINE Coast man has been ordered to pay nearly $40,000 in fines and restitution by the Maroochydore Magistrates Court after being charged by the Office of Fair Trading for offences connected with his motor dealing business.
Scott Peter Bain McVey, proprietor of Save Cash Auto Brokers, was found guilty on two counts of failing to supply goods, one count of employing an unlicensed person and one count of making a false statement to an inspector.
Mr McVey was fined $34,000 and ordered to pay $5958 in restitution to two of his customers.
A conviction was recorded.
The court heard that during the sale of two vehicles, Mr McVey also accepted payment for third party warranties but failed to purchase the warranties on behalf of the consumers, leaving them without the appropriate protection and unaware of their lack of warranty cover.
One consumer subsequently needed repairs to the car, which would have been covered under warranty had Mr McVey purchased it.
The restitution order includes a payment to the consumer for the repair bill.