Bromley fraudster who lied about having disease escapes jail after conning more than 40 victims

PUBLISHED: 10:10 09 June 2016 | UPDATED: 10:10 09 June 2016

Poppy Eastwood

Poppy Eastwood


She was sentenced on Tuesday, June 7

A 24-year-old woman has walked away with a suspended prison sentence after she conned 46 victims out of money for riding equipment she never delivered.

Poppy Valentine Eastwood, Pike Close, Bromley, would discuss possible transactions with customers prior to striking a deal on different websites.

She would falsely claim to be selling the riding equipment because she was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

The victim would then pay Eastwood, but never receive any goods from her.

After making excuses, Eastwood would then sever all contact with her victim.

In court, Eastwood pleaded guilty to six counts of fraud by false representation and one count of acquiring criminal property.

She was sentenced this month to six months in prison, suspended for 18 months, she was ordered to repay all the money she stole back to her victims.

Det con Stephen Westlake said: “The effects of becoming a victim of crime run far deeper than the loss of cash.

“I hope that Eastwood’s victims gain a measure of closure following this sentence.”

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