Doorman caught working at a bar without a licence
A BOUNCER has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 costs for working without a licence.
Scott Lee Greensmith appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to working without holding a valid Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. But he pleaded not guilty to breaking licence conditions when he failed to return his revoked licence to the SIA.
Greensmith (32), of Uldale Road, Gunthorpe, Peterborough was found working illegally in September 2011 when SIA investigators carried out a spot check and found him working with a revoked licence at a bar in March.
District Judge Ken Sheraton found Greensmith guilty of breaking licence conditions because he failed to demonstrate that he had undertaken all due diligence to avoid contravening the licence conditions.
He was ordered to carry out 120 hours’ unpaid work and pay £7,833 costs.
SIA head of investigation Nathan Salmon said: “Greensmith had his SIA licence revoked and was aware of the SIA’S revocation process and he continued to operate as a door supervisor. By avoiding the reality of his situation, Greensmith has paid a high penalty. I hope this sentence will act as a warning to others that in order to work as a door supervisor you must be correctly licensed and adhere to the licence conditions at all times.”