Hamilton woman admits iPhone sale fraud

Last updated 17:18 29/01/2014

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A Hamilton woman who made a bogus sale of 38 iPhone 5s valued at $30,800 on Trade Me has admitted defrauding the would-be buyer.

Megan Anne Kelly, 37, pleaded guilty in the Hamilton District Court today to one charge of causing a loss of $30,800 by deception after a bogus Trade Me sale between December 12, 2012, and March 13, 2013.

After a Trade Me purchase between Kelly and the victim, another sale was made for the phones.

The victim put the cash in Kelly's account, but the phones never arrived. The victim asked for the money back, so Kelly sent a cheque, but it was dishonoured by her bank due to a lack of funds.

Kelly was remanded for sentencing until April.

Kelly is a former Waikato premier and Waikato under-19 netball coach who was convicted of two charges of forging a document and two of using a document for pecuniary advantage in 2010 after she had faked having cancer.

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