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A rogue trader who tricked customers into believing he was a member of the builders’ federation has been fined £635.

Matthew Cohen, of Downsview, Small Dole, near Henfield, appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court, where he was sentenced for a number of unfair trading offences.

Read the rest of the report at The Argus.

There’s a more expensive version of the story at The News:

Cohen, of Small Dole, Henfield, West Sussex, who traded as MC Driveways, admitted four offences when he appeared before Worthing magistrates.

The offences included failing to do agreed work on driveways for five customers who had paid him money.

Cohen was fined £2,500 and ordered to pay compensation of £1,900 and £3,000 in costs.

And there’s yet more information at the Shoreham Herald.