So, names can be named. Back in February I mentioned an individual living north of Watford who was under investigation for suspected eBay fraud. My involvement was that I was one of the ones he defrauded, to the price of one boxset of Battlestar Galactica, third series.
Then things went quiet ...
Until today. From DC957 Rich Clarke, Doncaster Reactive CID:
"On the 20th May 2009, the suspect in this case Ryan HERRING was charged with 6 specimen charges of "Fraud by False Representation" and wishes to take another 408 offences into consideration. His first court appearance will be on Friday 29th May 2009 at Doncaster Magistrates Court.Render therefore to all their dues, and all that.
Basically, Mr HERRING has made full admissions to his fraud activities over the last 2 years and has created a number of Ebay Accounts resulting in the advertising of 1000's of items and the subsequent sales where you've become victims. In view of his admissions the Crown Prosecution Service decided to charge initially with 6 specimen charges that cover the full 2 year period and too allow other offences to be taken into consideration. Based on the replies I received via email from yourselves I have completed a schedule to include the 408 similar offences to be taken into consideration.
I have spoken to the complainants in relation to the 6 charges and so if you havn't received a telephone call from me in the last 2 days, assume that your complaint is one of the 408 other offences."