Guilty of on­line prop­erty let­ting scam

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

AN ON­LINE prop­erty let­ting scam landed Alice Pres­ley from Bal­lyred­mond in Clone­gal be­fore the District Court.

Judge Ger­ard Haughton was told how the de­fen­dant set up a Face­book ac­count ad­ver­tis­ing prop­erty to rent.

How­ever, there was no prop­erty, though she prof­ited from would-be ten­ants who gave her a to­tal of €1,625 for no re­turn.

The de­fend­ing bar­ris­ter noted that his client had no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions and that she was keen to pay com­pen­sa­tion to them in full.

He de­scribed her as gen­er­ally good per­son, now liv­ing with her par­ents and hop­ing to land a job work­ing with horses.

How­ever, he sug­gested that she had come un­der the in­flu­ence of a per­son for a while and that this led to the of­fences.

Judge Haughton said that this ap­peared to be the case and he was pre­pared to leave Ms Pres­ley with­out a con­vic­tion once full com­pen­sa­tion is paid.

He told her to put aside €100 per month and ad­journed to May when this ar­range­ment will be re­viewed.

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