Electrician in court for trading lies

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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An electrician lied to pensioners about his company’s name and address in a bid to get work after setting up his own firm.

Blackpool Magistrates Court heard Warren Holden told his victims his firm was called D. Hollowell and gave an incorrect trading address.

Nick McNamara, prosecuting on behalf of Lancashire County Council’s Trading Standards, said he also wrongly told a vulnerable elderly man his neighbour had agreed a new door security system should be installed.

Holden, of Cambridge Road, Blackpool, admitted six trading standards offences involving customers in Blackpool and Preston when he appeared at the court.

Mr McNamara said: “The offences include using a fictitious name and a false address.

“He also failed to obey the regulations over the cooling off period traders must give their customers and in the case of a vulnerable elderly man he said he had contacted his friend in the flat below and wrongly said she had agreed work – a new door security system – should be carried out.”

But Mr McNamara said when Trading Standards became involved Holden had repaid some cash.

Leisa Splaine, defending, said Holden had just set up on his own and had been naive.

He was fined £110, told to pay one pensioner £50 compensation and ordered to pay another £115.

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