Lowestoft man sold hired carpet cleaners

A MAN hired carpet cleaning machines from Lowestoft stores then sold them for a fraction of what they were worth, a court was told.

Vincent Vigo-Di-Gallidoro, 20, went into stores including Homebase and Morrisons in February and hired three Rug Doctor cleaners, together worth �1,849. But he did not return them, and sold two for �75 each and one for �100.

On Tuesday at Lowestoft Magistrates' Court, Vigo-Di-Gallidoro, of London Road, Pakefield, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft.

Colette Griffiths, prosecu-ting, said: 'He had no money coming in, he was on benefits. He decided to sell the machines. He does not remember who he sold them to.'

Magistrates heard the unemployed welder and scaffolder had no previous convictions and relied on his father for money.


You may also want to watch:


Sultan Walpole, mitigating, said: 'He saw an opportunity and he took it. He deeply regrets it now. He has lost his good character.'

Vigo-Di-Gallidoro was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay �700 in compensation to Rug Doctor for the lost machines.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter