Elderly victims to receive compensation from West Yorks rogue traders

    Photo Credit - Yorkshire Trading Standards

    Two rogue traders described by a judge as ‘an insult to cowboy builders’ have been ordered to pay back a total of £71,992.04 of their ill-gotten gains following a confiscation hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

    The confiscated sums will be used to compensate the victims in the case, some of which were vulnerable and elderly members of the public.

    Paul Towers of Verdun Road, Wibsey, Bradford and Robert Morrison of Lower Crow Nest Drive, Lightcliffe, Halifax who traded as “Resinways the Driveway People Ltd” and “Drive-Ways” in Brighouse were sentenced to 4 years and 3 months imprisonment at Leeds Crown Court on 3 March 2017 following their conviction for a number of offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations. 

    Offences committed by the pair include entering into contracts with a 94-year-old man, who had a significant visual impairment and was unable to read his contract, and with an 84-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s.

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