Denbighshire, North Wales, November 18, 2009– According to an article in the BBC, two men have each been jailed for two-and-a-half years after 50 people were conned out of more than £460,000 in a timeshare holiday scam.
Arthur Goddard, 60, ran Graig Park Village Ltd, based in Denbighshire, with sales director Alan Hill, 51. Goddard must pay £600,000 in costs and compensation after fraudulent trading convictions at Mold Crown Court.
The judge told the men they had “tainted the good reputation” of the north Wales tourism industry.
Two other men were cleared of fraud after a four-week trial at Mold Crown Court.
All four had denied a fraudulent trading charge, brought by Denbighshire Council’s trading standards department.
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