Welwyn Garden City online shop fraudster avoids jail

AN internet shopper who lied about receiving goods from companies across the world, avoided jail when she faced magistrates.

Tracey Scannlan-Kelly was convicted of five crimes with a haul of nearly �13,000 but also admitted 31 other offences, which were taken into consideration.

The 47-year-old from Chambers Grove, WGC, bought goods from online retailers including �12,375 worth of jewellery from Ernest Jones, as well as gloves, a wallet, football shirts and other items from French Connection, Currys, Mad About Cards, Dixons and many more.

At Central Herts Magistrates’ Court Scannlan-Kelly pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation.

The court heard she claimed she had not received goods, which had in fact been delivered.


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She was given a 26-week jail term, suspended for two years.

She was placed under supervision for two years, given a 13-week curfew and ordered to pay costs of �105.

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