Seven people have been sentenced for their role in a scam that targeted homeowners on their doorsteps in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.
A court heard they used misleading and aggressive sales tactics and deliberately targeted ‘No Cold Calling Zones’ and neighbourhoods with a higher proportion of people living with a disability.
They then pressurised their victims for hours into buying furniture they didn’t want or need.
The sentences handed down by the Judge included:
Directors of Life Comfort Products Ltd, Geoffrey Bernard Turner (64) and Jacqueline Turner (60) both of Hall Lane, Werrington, Peterborough, were sentenced to 12 months and nine months respectively.
Sales manager David Turner (62) of Swan Close, Spalding was sentenced to nine months.
National marketing manager Tim Clark (43) of High Road, Wisbech was sentenced to six months.
Sales demonstrator Joel Henry (54) of Furniss Close, Daventry received two months suspended for 12 months, 20 days rehabilitation activity requirement 200 hours unpaid work £2,500 costs.
Sales demonstrator Ben Donohoe (59) of Cogging Close, Newark was sentenced to four months suspended for 18 months, 20 days rehabilitation activity requirement, 200 hours unpaid work £500 costs and £500 compensation.
Sales demonstrator David Perrow (62) Newark Road West Vale Liverpool was sentenced to two months suspended for 12 months, 20 days rehabilitation activity and £500 compensation