Woman admits faking iPhone sales
Twice, Tione Emma Topp listed her iPhone for sale on an online trading site.
Twice, people contacted her and made payments expecting the phones to arrive by post. Twice, she failed to deliver.
In the Palmerston North District Court yesterday, Topp, 18, unemployed, of Ashhurst, admitted two charges of obtaining by deception.
She first listed a phone for sale on a Facebook trading page on April 26.
A woman contacted her and they agreed on a $400 sale price. The woman paid Topp $200 and was going to pay the rest when the phone arrived, but it never turned up.
Topp then deleted her Facebook account, but on June 14, after setting up a new account under the pseudonym ‘‘Ura Taha’’, Topp listed her phone for sale again.
This time another woman paid her $560, but never received the phone.
Topp also admitted a charge of drink-driving – being over the youth limit – and one of failing to answer her court bail.
She will be sentenced next mon
- © Fairfax NZ News
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