Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

$6000 Fine for Not Supplying Goods

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

$6000 Fine for Not Supplying Goods

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A SUNSHINE Coast man has been ordered to pay $6000 in fines in the Caloundra Magistrates Court after charges were brought by the Office of Fair Trading for failing to supply goods paid for by customers.

Braden Douglas Tagg, trading as XRO Racing, pleaded guilty in the court on Friday, to accepting payment for goods and failing to supply them under the Australian Consumer Law. Mr Tagg was fined $6000 and ordered to pay court costs. A conviction was recorded.

The court heard he took payment from four customers for 4WD accessories, but did not supply the goods or give refunds. Numerous attempts were made by the affected consumers to gain a refund, but they were ignored.

Mr Tagg's business, XRO Racing, was unregistered at the time of the offences.

In sentencing, the court considered Mr Tagg's previous convictions. He was fined $30,000 in January 2015 after the OFT brought charges for the same offences. On Friday, the court heard that as part of that matter, Mr Tagg made promises to repay three of the affected consumers but failed to do so. …

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