Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!
His brother (understandably) thinks he’s been treated harshly and should have had a slap on the wrist with a fine or community service. The courts however disagree and imposed the jail sentance and at this weeks confiscation hearing, he was ordered him to sell his flat car to pay back Â£55,000 which is about a third of what his scam netted.
As his brother said according to the article his life has been ruined, he has no where to live and will find it hard to get a job.
The fact this was a first offence is beside the point, the scale of the crime Â£170,000 a year isn’t something you can do by mistake!
What I really object to however is blaming eBay! “everyone does it”, “eBay cost me Â£55k”…. erm sorry but no! How about blaming yourself? If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime!