Random inspection finds unregistered motor salesperson
27 November 2018
A Yeppoon resident today (27 November 2018) pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court to acting as an unregistered motor salesperson after a charge was brought by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
The court heard Glen David Mayer, also known as David Mayer, acted as a motor salesperson by selling used motor homes and caravans while employed by Caravan RV Central Queensland in Rockhampton
Mr Mayer was fined $2,000 and a conviction was not recorded.
In November 2017, two OFT inspectors attended Caravan RV Central Queensland and before leaving the premises conducted motor dealer and motor salesperson licence checks.
Mr Mayer left the site during the licence check, and a subsequent database search revealed Mr Mayer did not hold a current motor salespersons certificate.
The court heard, during the period 3 July 2017 to 20 November 2017, Mr Mayer performed the duties of a motor salesperson.
Witness statements from two consumers who settled contracts with Caravan RV Central Queensland confirmed that Mr Mayer had conducted the negotiations for the caravan sales at the dealership.
Fair Trading Executive Director Brian Bauer said unlicensed and unregistered trading in motor vehicles would not be tolerated.
“Our inspectors work to ensure traders operate fairly, ethically, and on a level playing field” Mr Bauer said.
Consumers can conduct a free licence search to check whether a motor dealer or salesperson is licensed at www.qld.gov.au/fairtrading.