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Man jailed for lying about being a part of organisations

A plumber who lied about organisations and associations he was registered with, has been arrested and sentenced to a year a jail. The culprit Wade Jeffery is from Bristol. He appeared in Bristol Crown Court a few weeks ago and pleaded guilty to fraud, and 3 counts of engaging in an unfair and unsafe commercial practice. The incidents took place in 2010. Wade Jeffery ran several different businesses; Harrison Heating, A Wades Heating and All Weather Heating. He falsely claimed that all three businesses were registered with Gas Safe Register. He also claimed to be a member of the Oil Fired Technical Association (OFTEC) and Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE). Jeffery used aliases, and carried out work for residents and landlords that he was not allowed to undertake legally.

 

Wade Jeffrey has been investigated by the Local Trading Standards in December 2009, they posed as a customer and asked Wade Jeffery to carry out some work on a gas boiler. The prosecution stated that he drove to the job, even though he is disqualified from driving. When he was arrested and after further enquiries, they discovered that the various companies he owned had carried out work to the amount of £15,000. The court found out that Jeffery had previous convictions for robbery, possession of drugs, behaviour that was threatening and also shoplifting. On one occasion, Wade Jeffery arrived at a residential home smelling of alcohol. He then fell off a worktop and punched the homeowner’s boiler, which he was suppose to repairing. He was sentencing to a year in prison. Judge Simon Darwall-Smith said: “Members of the public are plagued by people like you, putting them potentially at risk. You have an appalling record of dishonesty, using 24 aliases and providing nine different birth dates to the authorities.” Residents and businesses who may have had work carried out by Wade Jeffery are being urged to come forward and to contact their local trading standards department.

 

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Our plumbers and heating engineers are qualified and certified to carry out all plumbing and heating jobs. Whether it’s repair work, installation work or emergency work you require, you will always get the best trained and qualified technician for the work. All our plumbers and technicians are registered on the Gas Safe Register. This can be verified easily by visiting the Gas Safe Register site http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk. We want you to feel that you will always get a plumber that is qualified to carry out work for you safely, we are always here to answer any question you have or if you want any information from us about the engineer we will be sending out to your home. For extra peace of mind for our customers, any work carried out by Home Cure is fully guaranteed.