The young south London boy who was caught selling fake office supplies has been told that he faces a jail sentence in court recently.
However, the 16-year-old con artist was spared jail at Balham Youth Court, after a judge adjourned sentencing for a psychological assessment.
After beginning his phoney office supplies operations at just 13, the boy racked up 16 fraud charges worth £50,000, while asking for 105 other offences worth £135,000 to be taken into consideration.
A judge said in court: "At the moment all sentencing options remain open to me, whether custodial, a community punishment or detention under the Mental Health Act.
"I need more information before sentencing [the defendant].
"In addition to a psychological assessment I make a formal request that if it is thought appropriate by those carrying out the assessment, a psychiatric assessment be carried out as well, so that I have all the information I need."
He is reported to have conned unsuspecting customers out of hundreds of thousands of pounds, selling them stock he never had.
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