Wet and windy weather can see residents needing to make urgent repairs to their properties, which may lead to homeowners receiving cold-calls from bogus traders with offers to repair roofs, clear gutters and remove fallen trees.
William Henry Jones, previously of Butts Field, Hailsham, pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court on Monday, August 14 to fraud and money laundering offences.
Following an investigation by East Sussex Trading Standards into the illegal sale of goods, Taha Khelani, 53, previously of Seaside in Eastbourne, was sentenced to a fine of £5,000 at Lewes Crown Court on Friday, July 28.
Sukhdeav Singh, of City Way in Rochester, Kent pleaded guilty to 13 counts relating to trademark theft for having in his possession for sale counterfeit footwear with a retail value of over £170,000.
Hardev Singh, 54, pleaded guilty to three counts of breaching the Trade Marks Act, having in his possession for sale counterfeit footwear with a retail value of £36,140 and for selling a pair of counterfeit Nike trainers to an undercover Trading Standards officer.