Mobility firms boss is jailed

Fraudster Amarjit Gill outside Derby Crown Court.
Fraudster Amarjit Gill outside Derby Crown Court.
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The boss of a Long Eaton mobility firm, who admitted conning elderly victims out of more than £40,000 has been jailed.

A judge called Amarjit Gill’s actions ‘disgraceful’ as he sentenced him to 18 months at Leicester Crown Court.

The 51-year-old and wife Ranjit, of Giltbrook, ran firms under the names of Virgo Healthcare and Lifestyle from Gainsborough Business Park, which sold reclining chairs, orthopaedic beds and walk-in showers to elderly buyers.

Derbyshire County Council’s trading standards conducted one of its biggest ever investigations into the firms.

The pair had previously admitted 25 charges of fraud which saw them amass £42,215.

On Monday Ranjit Gill, 45, was given a 12-month sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work. Both were banned from being company directors for five years.

David Messom, 27, of Kimberley, and Samuel Routh, 26, of Chilwell, were employed by the Gills as managers.

Messom was sentenced to 12 months, suspended for two years, with 200 hours unpaid work, for nine fraud charges. Routh was sentenced to nine months, suspended for two years, with 180 hours unpaid work for eight fraud charges.