Prosecution by Dudley Trading Standards8th Apr 2015
Dudley Trading Standards have secured convictions against a local scrap metal firm
Bosses at R Davies metals & Sons had never had their weighing equipment properly calibrated, which is illegal.They were also caught with a device attached to the weigh bridge which falsified the readings, meaning they could adjust the value of loads specified to customers.
The firm were caught during a routine inspection to the site in Oak Lane, by Dudley Council’s trading standards officers in July last year.During the investigation officers also viewed CCTV coverage of the site which showed them producing paperwork for goods weighed, when in fact there was nothing on the weigh bridge.
Renney Davies Julie Davies, Danny Davies and Adam Davies, all from the company, pleaded guilty to having unverified equipment at Dudley Magistrates’ Court on March 5.
Adam Davies who was seen using the device on CCTV coverage also pleaded guilty to the offence of using false or unjust equipment in addition to committing fraud by using of the equipment.
Magistrates fined the company, together with the directors, £3,000 and ordered them to pay £1,400 costs.