Prescot Con Man Jailed for 18 Months

By on Thursday, August 1, 2013


Rogue trader John Read has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for a string of crimes, including fraud.

Liverpool Crown Court also ordered Read, who pleaded guilty to 27 offences, to pay court costs and compensation to his victims.

Read, 53, traded as the Mobility and Re-upholstery Centre in High Street, Prescot, and lived on Queens Road, in the town centre.

His offences included failure to supply goods which had been paid for, poor workmanship, delays in supplying goods and services and aggressive trade practices.

He conned customers across Merseyside, Cheshire, the Midlands, North Wales and Northern Ireland, preying on several elderly and vulnerable people.

Trading Standards officers from both Knowsley and Liverpool Councils investigated the complaints and brought them to court.

His sentence, handed down today, Thursday 1 August, sent a “clear message that unscrupulous traders will simply not be tolerated,” according to Knowsley Council.

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