Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Car Fraud Lands Man Suspended Jail Term

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Car Fraud Lands Man Suspended Jail Term

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Byline: Geoff Egan geoff.egan@qt.com.au

A MAN who took money to repair and sell cars to one person before reselling them to other buyers has been given a suspended jail term and ordered to pay back the $19,000 he took.

Anh Ngoc Nguyen, 32, pleaded guilty at the Ipswich District Court to two counts of fraud.

The court heard Nguyen advertised two cars, a Toyota Yaris and a Honda Civic, for sale on eBay. Both cars were damaged and needed repairs.

On December 28, 2011 he entered into an agreement with a man to repair the Yaris and sell it to him for $8000. He was to deliver the car to him in six weeks.

Nguyen took the money and then sold the car to another man for $3000 who took the car in its damaged state.

The first man then agreed to buy the Honda Civic from Nguyen for $11,000. Nguyen agreed to repair the vehicle and deliver it to the man in a month. …

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