Case details for Andrew John AUSTIN

Name: Andrew John AUSTIN

Name: KARDEN (EUROPE) LIMITED

Date of Birth: 1 / 3 / 1967

Date Order Starts: 20 / 5 / 2019

Disqualification Length: 11 Years 0 Month(s)

CRO Number: 07346188

Last Known Address: Limekilns,, The Street,, , , PLAXTOL, TN15 0QL

Conduct: 1. From at least 12 October 2016, Mr Andrew John Austin (“Mr Austin”) caused Karden (Europe) Ltd (“Karden”) to deliberately fail to remit sale proceeds of at least £76,940 from the sale of motor vehicles placed into its care by their owners, Karden’s clients, on a sale or return basis. Of this total sum due to clients, sales in the sum of £48,946 were made after the Winding-Up Petition had been presented against Karden. At liquidation, clients had claimed in proceedings in the total sum of £122,253. 2. He caused Karden to fail to provide a vehicle which a client had paid for in full and misappropriated finance which the client had obtained in respect of the same vehicle in the sum of £16,500. In that: - He sold a Porsche to a client for £28,000. The client paid a deposit of £11,500 in August 2016 and arranged finance of £16,500 to pay for the balance. The finance was paid into Karden’s bank account on 15 November 2016. On the same day, he caused the finance to be misappropriated from Karden’s bank account by transferring the £16,500 to his personal bank account. - He failed to deliver the Porsche to the client and whilst the sale was subsequently cancelled at the client’s request, he failed to return the deposit to the client and he failed to pay back the £16,500 advanced by the finance company. - As a result the client lost their deposit and was left with a finance agreement for which they were solely responsible for. The client has claimed in proceedings for the sum of £33,597 (including interest in respect of the finance). 3. He made false representations to a client of Karden in July 2016, in that: - He sold a Porsche in July 2016 to a client stating that the vehicle was finance free but in the knowledge that this was a false statement and that the vehicle remained subject to a finance agreement. - The client paid a deposit in the sum of £15,000 into Karden’s bank account and traded in his own vehicle to cover the balance. - On 17 August 2016 the client conducted his own HPI check and discovered the true position regarding the finance. - The client later returned the vehicle to Karden but did not receive a full refund and was owed £11,716 at the date of liquidation. 

This information is correct as at 30 / 4 / 2019



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