Saturday, December 22, 2007

Woman faces prison time in eBay scam

MADISON WI — A Reedsburg woman faces up to 60 years in prison after a federal grand jury indicted her for defrauding bidders on eBay.

Christina M. Phillips, 28, was charged Tuesday with three counts of devising a fraud scheme by a grand jury sitting in Madison, according to a statement by the office of U.S. Attorney Erik C. Petersen. If she is convicted, she faces up to 20 years in federal prison on each count.

An investigation by Reedsburg police and FBI agents determined Phillips would offer items for sale on the Internet auction site, then send fake items to the highest bidder — or send nothing at all.


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