End of the trail for internet cowboy Cooper?
A couple of months ago we ran a story about an online retailer called GC’s PCs, and their spectacularly-young head honcho, the spectacularly-named 16-year old Gary Cooper.
With links to forums where the shady activities of GC’s PCs had been discussed at length, including allegations of unauthorised payments taken from credit cards, non-delivery of goods or the wrong goods being delivered, it was clear that this was a company that wouldn’t be in it for the long haul.
At the time, the GC’s PCs website itself had disappeared from the world wide web – to this day it hasn’t returned. It looks like it never will - yesterday, this statement was made by Essex Police.
“Police arrested three people after attending two addresses in Canvey and Benfleet at on Monday morning, May 11, 2009, as part of a joint investigation with Trading Standards into the online company GC’s PCs.”
“A former director, a man aged 52 from Benfleet, the current managing director, a 16-year-old boy from Benfleet, as well as a 49-year-old woman who is a former director of the company were arrested and released on police bail pending further enquiries to 11 August”.
Watch this space. In the meantime the GC’s PCs thread on Digital Spy is a eye-opening place to spend half an hour or so - if you’re into retail horror stories.