Orpington girl Poppy Eastwood in court for fake iPad ads

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AN ORPINGTON woman who flogged non-existent iPads and fled from a petrol station without paying has appeared in court.

Poppy Eastwood, aged 22, of Lovibonds Avenue, was in Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Friday (Jan 31) where she pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one count of theft.

In June last year Eastwood dishonestly advertised two iPads for £270 and £300, having earlier made off without paying for petrol at the Texaco service station in Farnborough on May 25.

Prosecutor Leena Verma said: "The victim paid the money by bank transfer for the iPad advertised on June 20 and when the iPad did not arrive, she contacted the defendant who said she would transfer the money back. This did not happen."

Nigel Riley, mitigating, said: "She suffers from bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression for which she is due to have Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

"She is a vulnerable young woman who has clearly suffered in an abusive relationship." 

District judge Michael Fanning said: "You have pleaded guilty at the first opportunity. It seems to me a community sentence is the most likely but I might not be the person dealing with this next time."

The case has been adjourned for pre-sentencing reports. Eastwood, who was visibly emotional as she left the dock, will appear again at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on February 21.

She had previously been staying at her mother’s address in Rhododendron Avenue, Meopham.

A Facebook group called Scammed by Poppy Eastwood has more than 2,300 members.

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4:17pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

"She suffers from bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression for which she is due to have Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)."


In plain language she is a no good thieving POS and is now playing the pity card.
"She suffers from bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression for which she is due to have Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)." In plain language she is a no good thieving POS and is now playing the pity card. Gypo.Joe

3:49am Wed 5 Feb 14

123Simone says...

Join the FB group "Scammed by Poppy Eastwood" to find out the REAL extent of her crime. Can't believe she's been charged with just 3 offences, that's scandalous and a kick in the teeth for her many victims who've lost £1000's
Join the FB group "Scammed by Poppy Eastwood" to find out the REAL extent of her crime. Can't believe she's been charged with just 3 offences, that's scandalous and a kick in the teeth for her many victims who've lost £1000's 123Simone

10:21am Wed 5 Feb 14

Gavinp says...

i suffer with the same mental health problems she "supposedly" does and i find it quite insulting that the blame is being put down to this,

Obviously shes very clever,calculating and caniving.(sp)

PS i dont go out scamming petrol stations and selling items i dont even have!

No excuse! bang her up i say!
i suffer with the same mental health problems she "supposedly" does and i find it quite insulting that the blame is being put down to this, Obviously shes very clever,calculating and caniving.(sp) PS i dont go out scamming petrol stations and selling items i dont even have! No excuse! bang her up i say! Gavinp

12:06pm Wed 5 Feb 14

the wall says...

So why didn't these 'victims' go to a proper retail outlet to get an ipad?

These so called victims sounds just as dump as Eastwood.
So why didn't these 'victims' go to a proper retail outlet to get an ipad? These so called victims sounds just as dump as Eastwood. the wall

4:48pm Wed 5 Feb 14

shazza1234 says...

She is a complete scumbag shes been doing this for years why arent the police doing her for all the other thefts its a joke!!!!
She is a complete scumbag shes been doing this for years why arent the police doing her for all the other thefts its a joke!!!! shazza1234

10:47am Thu 6 Feb 14

the wall says...

shazza1234 wrote:
She is a complete scumbag shes been doing this for years why arent the police doing her for all the other thefts its a joke!!!!
Lack of evidence ?

Or maybe it's the CPS that are not pushing for a prosecution in the other thefts.

If you know she been doing this for years did you report her years ago?
[quote][p][bold]shazza1234[/bold] wrote: She is a complete scumbag shes been doing this for years why arent the police doing her for all the other thefts its a joke!!!![/p][/quote]Lack of evidence ? Or maybe it's the CPS that are not pushing for a prosecution in the other thefts. If you know she been doing this for years did you report her years ago? the wall

9:26pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Caspa1 says...

The wall
FYI I think you mean dumb and not dump..
I am one of this low life thieving tramps victims to the tune of £400.. I'm not going into details, just to give you the truth, she has been sending out messages to people who has posted wanted ads, sending txt messages, sending pics, contacting people on websites, very attentive, answering questions,
And have reported her to the elusive Richard COULSON who is harder to contact than Santa , so before you comment on something you obviously know nothing about, learn to spell, check your facts, and then contact the 66,000 people who have commented on horse gossip or check out he scammed by Poppy Eastwood Facebook page!
The wall FYI I think you mean dumb and not dump.. I am one of this low life thieving tramps victims to the tune of £400.. I'm not going into details, just to give you the truth, she has been sending out messages to people who has posted wanted ads, sending txt messages, sending pics, contacting people on websites, very attentive, answering questions, And have reported her to the elusive Richard COULSON who is harder to contact than Santa , so before you comment on something you obviously know nothing about, learn to spell, check your facts, and then contact the 66,000 people who have commented on horse gossip or check out he scammed by Poppy Eastwood Facebook page! Caspa1

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