Woman to be sentenced for iPad scam


An ipad, propped on the folding table within an aeroplane, areoplane window is reflected on the tablet screen

A woman will be sentenced today after admitting conducting a mass iPad scam worth almost £500,000.

Kirsty Cox, 37, told customers that she would be able to source cut-price iPads for them in the run-up to Christmas

But after taking payment up front, she was unable to supply the popular tablets.

Cox, of Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, pleaded guilty to four charges arising from the scam she had operated between March and December in 2012 when she appeared at Teesside Crown Court in November. She will be sentenced at the same court today.

Shaun Dodds, prosecuting, said three of the charges were in relation to frauds of £14,000, £21,000 and £48,000.

He explained that the fourth one rounded up 23 other charges, which would lie on file, and brought the total fraud to £450,000.