Ebay Fraud Charges
Obtaining Property by Deception – “Ebay-fraud” x 2. Moorabbin Magistrates Court. Offences committed in Prahran.Facts Our client claimed to be selling a ‘high end’ camera through Ebay for around $5000. He provided images of the camera and it was subsequently sold to the victim, who paid for it. He then re-sold it to the underbidder, who also paid for it. In neither case was the camera delivered and our client was charged. He had no prior criminal history.
The client had made a detailed statement to the police and was fully cooperative in their investigation. He pleaded guilty to the charges. After hearing his plea in mitigation of sentence, the magistrate sentenced him, without conviction, to a Community Corrections Order and to repay the victim’s losses.