Teenager charged over iPhone fraud

A MARYBOROUGH teenager who failed to provide an iPhone she sold to a buyer on eBay has pleaded guilty to fraud.

Rebecca Anne Davidson advertised the iPhone for sale on her eBay account in October last year.

The winning bidder was a South Australian woman, who deposited $720 into Davidson's bank account as payment for the mobile phone.

But the advertised phone never arrived and instead the buyer received a different model.

The buyer made a complaint to eBay and the transaction was investigated by the internet auction website.

She appeared in the Maryborough Magistrates Court this week represented by duty solicitor Tammy Kerle.

Ms Kerle said Davidson was 18, lived with her parents and had no criminal history.

She said Davidson had expressed remorse for the situation she found herself in.

“She did provide a phone, but not as described,” she said.

“It wasn't the model advertised on the listing.

“She has certainly learnt a very expensive lesson from this.”

Acting magistrate Neil Lavaring fined Davidson $300.

He also ordered Davidson pay $720 restitution to the buyer.

A conviction was not recorded.



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