The Kleenmaid Appliances dealership.
The Kleenmaid Appliances dealership. Jason Dougherty

Emails show Kleenmaid owed thousands to clients

EMAILS showing thousands of dollars being owed to clients were presented to a jury on Monday as part of a trial involving a former Sunshine Coast company director.

Bradley Wendel Young, 49, is currently on trial for allegedly operating Sunshine Coast-based whitegoods company Kleenmaid while it was insolvent.

The company went into administration in 2009 and Mr Young has been charged with 20 offences including fraud and failing to prevent a company incurring a debt at a particular time.

He is on trial at Brisbane District Court and that is expected to continue for at least another month.

A former company administration manager gave evidence on Monday and was taken through email correspondence that detailed various debts Kleenmaid owed to clients and customers.

The jury was shown an exchange of emails that showed one customer had been waiting eight months for a refund of about $12,000.

A Kleenmaid employee told him the refund would take six-eight weeks to process.

The customer said he was disappointed about the company's inefficiencies and: "This is ridiculous and totally unacceptable".

The jury was shown another document that showed the company had received a statutory demand for payment of a debt of 140,000 Euros (currently about $216,000).

Other correspondence showed Kleenmaid owed about $40,000 to another company.

The manager told the court a payment plan had been made in this instance but the cashflow was not available to maintain that.

Another document showed the company owed over $10,000 for training services.

The trial continues. - ARM NEWSDESK



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