A mobile trader has been arrested and appeared in the Auckland District Court today after the Commerce Commission filed charges under the Crimes Act and the Fair Trading Act.

The trader is Vikram Mehta, a former director of Flexi Buy Limited. He is charged with obtaining money from customers by deception and accepting payment from customers without intending to supply the goods.

Flexi Buy is one of two mobile traders the commission is investigating. Mehta was bailed to reappear on 15 September.