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Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by AKAK, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Woman Pleads Guilty to Selling Fake Beer

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago Strange News - AP

    BRISBANE, Australia - A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to selling on eBay three nonexistent cases of Duff brand beer — the favorite of cartoon character Homer Simpson.

    Tara Edith Woodford, 28, pleaded guilty in the Mackay Magistrates Court in northern Queensland state to three charges of dishonestly gaining money by false pretenses.

    Prosecutor Gavin Burnett told the court Woodford was paid a total of 1,951 Australian dollars (U.S. $1,511) by three separate buyers after advertising the bogus beer on the eBay Internet auction site.

    Duff is the beer brand of choice for Homer Simpson and his barfly friends in the animated U.S. television series The Simpsons.

    In the mid-1990s, two breweries released their own "Duff Beer" in Australia until legal action by the creators of The Simpsons and the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. took the beer off the market. Fox has a policy of refusing to license The Simpson's merchandising for products that would be detrimental to children.

    Duff beer is now a collector's item and cases can sell for as much as A$1,000 (U.S. $774) on eBay, according to Lorraine Gledhill, the treasurer of the National Beer Can Collectors Club.

    Buyers paid money into Woodford's bank account, but contacted police when they never received the beer.

    Woodford was caught because she listed her correct name and address on the auction site, the court was told.

    Woodford's lawyer Phillip Moore said she committed the scam to buy Christmas presents and clothes for her four children.

    Woodford was placed on 18 months' probation, and was ordered to reimburse the money and undergo counseling.

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