Melbourne Work Limited has been fined $100,000 by the Suva Magistrate’s Court for accepting payment without being able to supply as ordered contrary to section 88 of the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission Act.
The Suva based trader was sentenced on two separate occasions where they were fined $50,000 for each matter.
The court ordered a compensation payment with a total of $9,850 for the construction of a kitchen and built in cupboard.
FCCC CEO Joel Abraham says this historic decision by the court to impose high penalties should issue a stern warning to Traders and Businesses that engage in unethical business practices.
The FCCC Act 2010 is used by the commission to seek compensation on behalf of the victimized consumers and ensures that traders do not breach the Act