Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Jail Time for eBay Fraud

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Jail Time for eBay Fraud

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Janessa Ekert

janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au

SEMANA Elizabeth Reardon made quite a tidy profit by fraudulently selling items on the internet.

She would post a product on eBay, which she would sell to multiple buyers, and collect the money.

The buyers were left out of pocket and waiting for items that never arrived.

Reardon didn't attempt to refund the money.

In 2008 and 2009 Reardon did this six times, four of which involved a pink iPod Nano and $20 iTunes voucher, the Mackay Magistrates Court was told.

Between December 2008 and January 2009, Reardon fraudulently obtained $705.50 after she sold the iPod and voucher to four different people and collected the cash.

In July 2009, Reardon posted a Wish gift card that she sold to two different people for $750 and $757.

Reardon pleaded guilty to fraud.

Morton Lawyers defence solicitor Antoinette Morton said Reardon was in custody after pleading guilty to similar Commonwealth offences committed around the same time. …

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