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Consumer agency secures first 'car clocking' conviction

Published 01/07/2007

The National Consumer Agency has secured its first conviction for car clocking.

On Friday John Joseph Reilly was convicted at Longford District Court for selling a car in which the mileage meter had been tampered with to reduce the reading.

Mr Reilly, of Reilly's Garage Abbeyshrule in County Longford, was fined €500.

The NCA says the decision to prosecute Mr Reilly was taken following an investigation of a complaint received from a consumer.

The NCA is now urging all car dealers to take all necessary steps to ensure that any cars which they purchase have not been clocked.

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