Women’s shoes top case list
WOMEN’S SHOES account for the highest number of cases reported to the Office of Public Counsel.
Investigations officer Romel Crawford told the DAILY NATION yesterday that shoes fell under the “acceptable cases”, which accounted for 37 per cent of the number of cases seen by the office.
“Women wear a lot of shoes. Therefore, if something goes wrong, then they could report to the Office of Public Counsel. It is the same thing as if you purchased a fridge and it was not closing. The suppliers are slow in responding. Then when it comes to us, it is speeded up. In a short space of time, it’s almost settled,” Crawford said, adding that 20 per cent of the “acceptable cases” were shoe-related.
Crawford said he was seeing a “vast increase” in cases in which people were paying for a service, and the workmen were going off with the money without completing the work. He said the practice was of concern to the department. (YB)
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