Two locals in eBay DIY goods scam

B&Q Eastleigh

B&Q shops were targeted by gang

Two people from Eastleigh were sentenced alongside ten others today for their part in an online scam – selling stolen goods on eBay.

Southampton Crown court had heard during the trial how some members of the a gang of family and friends systematically shoplifted items from DIY stores like B&Q and Homebase while others sold the goods to unsuspecting punters on the popular auction site.

The gang was believed to have netted up to quarter of a million pounds.

Ryan Dunston Vaughn (26) of Doncaster Road, Eastleigh was sentenced to two years and three months prison while Lindsey Anne Daish (28) of Rapide Close, Eastleigh received an 18 month prison sentence suspended for two years and two hundred hours of community service.

The activity was mainly centered on addresses in Southampton.

The longest sentence of five years in prison was handed out to George Mason (31) of Meggeson Avenue, Southampton.

Other defendents were sentenced as follows:

Yvonne Banaghan (35) of Victoria Road, Southampton –two and half years in prison

Jeremy French (38) of Inkerman Road, Southampton and brother-in-law of Mason – two years in prison.

Mark Bowers (45) of Minstead Avenue, Southampton – jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Kevin Owen (35) of Violet Road, Southampton – jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Shelley Emm (28) of Walnut Avenue, Southampton – 14 months in prison.

Darren Mintram,(34) of Walnut Avenue, Southampton – two years and nine months in prison.

Michelle Moore (46) of Violet Road, Southampton – nine months prison

Caroline Kirkland (55) of Violet Road, Southampton – six months prison

Amy Daniels (20) of Bursledon Road, Southampton – community order with 12 months supervision.

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