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fake sake Scammer who put a non-existent computer for sale online bound to keep the peace


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A SCAMMER who put a non-existent computer for sale online has been bound to keep the peace for a year.

Fraudster Kevin Colgan (28) was caught after the victim spotted that the postal barcode he was given was fake.

Colgan, a father-of-four, was "always going to get caught", Blanchardstown District Court heard.

Judge Gerard Jones put him on a peace bond after hearing Colgan had a problem with tablets at the time and was "desperate".

Colgan, of Avondale, Leixlip, Co Kildare, pleaded guilty to deception on February 26, 2019.

The court heard the accused advertised a computer for sale online. Colgan engaged with a buyer and €240 payment was received. Colgan told the buyer he had posted the console. The victim identified the postal barcode as fake.

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