The Criminal Court on Thursday initially sentenced a woman who ran an online scam selling Furby dolls to 75 years in prison and a fine of 125,000 baht, reports said.
The Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced Chonnikan Taichilasasoontorn, who ran an online scam selling Furby dolls. (File Photo)
Chonnikan Taichilasasoontorn, 27, committed 25 offences. Each offence carries a maximum of three of years in prison and a fine of 5,000 baht.
However, the court ruled that she had provided helpful testimony, so her sentence was therefore halved to 37 years and six months in prison, with a fine of 62,500 baht.
However, the law states that a person can serve only a maximum penalty of 20 years for such offences.
Because Chonnikan had paid full compensation to her victims and had never been to prison before, the court suspended the jail term and placed her on parole for three years. She also has to perform 30 hours of community service.
In February this year, police arrested Chonnikan for fooling people in to buying Furby toys that never materialised and making off with 5.1 million baht.
She was accused of using a 16-year-old girl to post online advertisements offering the furry, robotic dolls for sale at 2,990 baht each, 1,005 baht below the listed retail price.
In February this year, police arrested Chonnikan Taichilasasoontorn for fooling people in to buying Furby toys that never materialised. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)