iPad con woman Kirsty Cox could be facing jail again after asking for a £19,000 reprieve this week.
The 38-year-old appeared at Teesside Crown Court in relation to the proceeds of crime order imposed on her in March last year.
Cox duped hundreds of people out of thousands of pounds in the lead up to Christmas 2012 after telling friends she could access cut-price iPads.
The money disappeared, and Cox protested her innocence to 26 charges of fraud totalling more than £1m.
She eventually pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud totalling £450,000 at a hearing in November 2013, and in January 2014 she was jailed for two years for the scam.
But she served just two months of the sentence, before she was told in March last year to repay just £37,000.
Cox told the court this week that she only had £18,000 after he ex-husband was made bankrupt and debts secured on her former property had to be repaid from the sale.
The judge, who told Cox she could face jail again, adjourned the case until 30th March pending further investigations.