Swindon, England - Banned snooker player Stephen Lee has been fined 1 815 pounds after pleading guilty to fraud for selling a fan a cue on Facebook, but not sending it.
Lee, once the fifth-ranked player in the world, appeared before the Magistrates Court in Swindon on Monday following a police investigation prompted by a complaint by Marco Fai Pak Shek of Hong Kong.
Shek agreed to buy the cue from Lee for 1,600 pounds ($2,689) but never received it. Lee must now pay back that money in addition to a 110-pound ($185) fine and 105 pounds ($176) in additional fees.
Lee was found guilty last September of seven charges of match fixing in 2008 and 2009 and received a 12-year ban from the sport. His appeal was dismissed last month.