She was allegedly selling stuff on fleabay which she didn't have. By the time fleabay caught up with her she was said to have made just a shade under Â£18k.
Interestingly, under examination in chief it became clear that she used to work for another fleabay trader and explained that she parted company with this trader because she couldn't accept their trade practices which she proceeded to outline.
It seems that some of the bigger traders on fleabay have a very simple philosophy. Sell. Sell. Sell. and evil take the hindmost, in as much as it was the trader's practice to totally ignore any and all complaints on the grounds that a lot of people may grumble and give negative feedback but don't bother with trying to claim their money back or, alternatively, if somebody does go to the trouble of claiming, they make no effort to address the complaint because while they're dealing with a complaint they are prevented from selling even more tat so the few people who see their complaint through to a successful conclusion are more than compensated for by the saving in time for the trader in not dealing with complaints. In addition, it seems that lots of people are unsure about giving negative feedback for fear of reprisals, although what form the reprisals might take we were not made privy to.
What a wonderful customer service ethos
For the sake of continuity, she was found guilty and was bailed for sentencing at a later date.