Two rogue car dealers from Somerset who showed a "callous disregard" for their customers have been jailed. Peter Firth and Gerald White sold cars on credit illegally and if buyers missed a payment, stole the cars back without warning.
When police and trading standards officers raided their car lot in Yeovil, they also discovered two stun guns disguised as mobile phones.
As rogue car dealers Peter Firth and Gerald White of Yeovil start their jail sentences for fraud, one of their former customers says she's glad justice has been done.
Two rogue car dealers from Somerset have been sent to prison following raids at their Yeovil car lot in which two stun guns were recovered.
60 year old Peter Firth was sent to prison for a total of three years after admitting possessing stun guns and for operating without a credit licence. His co-accused Gerald White was jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty to the same credit offence and two counts of fraud
Two rogue traders who travelled across the South West making thousands of pounds out of appalling work are starting a prison sentence tonight. William Birch and Frederick Stevens from Gloucestershire, went as far as Cornwall to win business resurfacing driveways.
They were convicted thanks to a three year investigation co-ordinated by the South West Scambusters team. From Bristol Crown Court, Jonathan Gibson reports.
Two rogue traders who travelled across the South West making tens of thousands of pounds for appalling work are due to be sentenced today. William Birch and Frederick Stevens from Gloucestershire travelled as far as Cornwall to carry out the scams.