An unlicensed building contractor who took money from six unsuspecting consumers has been penalised nearly $30,000 for breaches of consumer and building work contractor laws.

In the Adelaide Magistrates Court, 39 year old William Alexander Roch pleaded guilty to breaches of the Building Work Contractors Act 1995 (SA) and the Australian Consumer Law.

The court heard Roch had accepted money from six consumers for a range of jobs – including installing fences, doing painting work, building a pergola and installing security screens and doors – and either didn’t start or made minimal progress in doing the work.

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