AN internet conman was ordered to pay £4,603 compensation on Friday when he admitted swindling eBay and Gumtree users.

Ryan Green, 23, of Ormeside, Penrhynside, Llandudno, a self-employed waste remover, pleaded guilty to four frauds in October 2015, in 2016, and May 2018.

Magistrates at Llandudno told him to carry out 260 hours unpaid work and pay compensation and £235 costs.

Prosecutor Diane Williams said Green failed to deliver two motorbikes, a TV and iPhone.

One victim of the scam was a single mum living on student finance who’d bought a 125cc Pulse Adrenaline Scooter for her son’s birthday.

Chris Dawson, defending, said : "Three of the four offences are of some quite distinct age, going back to 2015 and 2016.”

He said Green had committed the offences because of financial difficulty at the time.

“The offences were readily traceable to Mr Green,” the solicitor said.

However, he wasn’t quizzed until November 2018 and only received a postal requisition to court from the police last December.