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Nurse sentenced over eBay fraud

A nurse who admitted being showered with gifts funded by her boyfriend's eBay fraud has been sentenced to 150 hours of community service.

Louise Gregory, 27, of Victoria Street in Farnworth, Greater Manchester, admitted accepting gifts worth 5,000 from her former partner Jason Hart.

She pleaded guilty to acquiring criminal property at Bolton Crown Court and is to also pay 500 costs.

Hart will be sentenced for fraud and perjury offences on 2 March.

During the trial, Gregory confessed to accepting a car, a holiday and cash from Hart, who admitted conspiracy to defraud at an earlier hearing.

The court has also heard that at least 28 eBay buyers in Britain and across the world paid Hart for 23,500 worth of goods they never received.

He then used funds from the "sale" of Xbox games consoles, mobile phones, watches and other items to buy the presents for his then girlfriend.

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