I’ve long thought there should be some kind of breathalyser attachment for eBay. You know what I mean, you have a few bevvies on a Friday night, come home, check out a few of the more amusing categories, and before you know it you’ve bought CDs by bands you haven’t liked since you were twelve, or worse still, half the .
So spare a thought for a Pennsylvania woman, who yesterday admitted to running up more than $40,000 on her employers’ credit card, on a two month eBay shopping spree. Asked by the judge, “What did you do with the stuff?”, the 54 year old woman said, “It sat in my house… I didn’t really mean to do it.” Police searching her house found unopened packages in the garage, and others, damp from the rain, on the back deck. She had given away a couple of New York Yankees jerseys, but kept everything else.
The unstoppable shopper now has a 15 year suspended sentence, 3 year’s probation and must pay nearly $4,200 in restitution. She’s also undergoing mental health treatment. Her boss claimed his money back from the credit card company, who presumably in turn claimed it back from the poor sellers. It’s expected that the sheriff’s office will auction off her purchases, though reports don’t specify whether they’ll be going back to eBay.