Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

Lying Coleraine DJ facing the music for ripping off clients

Trading Standards Service conducted an investigation into Coleraine man Michael Stockman
Trading Standards Service conducted an investigation into Coleraine man Michael Stockman

A DJ has been found guilty of nine offences for failing to provide a service to customers for money he received.

Coleraine man Michael Stockman, trading as North West Discos, was found guilty under the Theft Act (NI) 1969.

The case has been adjourned for sentencing at a later date.

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment's Trading Standards Service conducted an investigation into Stockman.

Each of the consumers paid Mr Stockman money to provide a DJ service at their weddings, parties or charity events.

However, he failed to provide a service to any of these consumers or to refund any of the money he received.

Between January 2012 and September 2012 Stockman took a total of £800 in cash from the six consumers prior to their weddings or parties.

In all of the cases Stockman failed to provide his services as a DJ and in several of the cases he texted the complainants on the morning of their wedding and cancelled.

His excuse for cancelling on four different occasions was that his father had died the previous day/morning.

Anyone who believes they have purchased goods or services that have been misdescribed should contact Consumerline on 0300 123 6262.

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