Kirsty Cox admits £450,000 iPad scam
A woman has admitted defrauding thousands of customers in an iPad scam worth £450,000.
Kirsty Cox, from Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, took thousands of orders for the tablet computers between March and December 2012 after claiming she could supply them at a reduced price.
The 37-year-old was paid for the devices but could not provide them, Teesside Crown Court heard.
Cox, who pleaded guilty to four fraud charges, will be sentenced later.
She took orders on behalf of individuals and groups in the run up to Christmas, the court heard.
Prosecutor Shaun Dodds said three of the charges were in relation to frauds of £14,000, £21,000 and £48,000.
Mr Dodds said the fourth, rounding up 23 other charges, brought the total fraud to £450,000.