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A teenage boy described as "an angel" by his grandmother has been arrested and bailed amid allegations that he netted £20,000 flogging non-existent gear from his website.

The l4 year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly ran an ecommerce operation from his bedroom at his gran's house. He offered cheap plasma TVs for sale but never sent any out, according to the Mirror.

By the time the police had tracked down the boy his operation was so successful that he had rented an office and even hired staff.

The teenage boy, from Chiswick, London, was arrested on fraud and deception charges and bailed until April.

His gran told the newspaper: "He is an angel and never been in trouble. I'm going to kill him when I get hold of him." ®

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