Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Consumer agency secures first 'car clocking' conviction

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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