David Lodge, head of West Yorkshire Trading Standards is delighted that the boss of a rogue double glazing firm has been jailed recently.
Boss of Rouge Double Glazing Firm Sentenced to 26 Months in Prison
targeted the elderly for more than two years. Roberton traded under AJR Home Improvements, was jailed for 26 months after he pleaded guilty to 19 offences.
He also claimed to be part of Pilkington’s registered installer scheme, that work was guaranteed, but these were never received by his customers. and he failed to provide cancellation rights or refunds of cancelled contract Leeds Crown Court was told
Seems that he has previously worked for other companies and in 2012, had been jailed for similar offences, using the name SAS Roofline.
The judge sentenced him for 26 months
David Lodge is reported to have said that “Doorstep crime remains a very high priority for the service and let this sentence be a warning to other rogue traders.”
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