A young Downpatrick couple have been accused of being at the centre of a near £100,000 alleged online selling scam involving classic cars.

etween them, 31-year-old Jason Donoghue and Scarlett Joyce (25), face 59 charges of conspiring to “defraud and cheat” a litany of alleged victims who believed they were putting down deposits or buying classic cars such as an E-Type Jaguar, Triumphs, Austins and Mini vans or mobile phones.

Donoghue, from St Patrick’s Drive in Downpatrick, faces a total of 57 charges including 36 counts of conspiring to defraud or cheat, 11 counts of fraud by false representation, nine of acquiring criminal property and one of converting criminal property.

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