Judge blasts 'utterly self-centred' rich kid of Instagram heiress, 26, who imported illegal £450 snakeskin baseball caps as he orders her to carry out community service

Stephanie Scolaro sold snakeskin baseball caps and bags via website 'SS Python' Model daughter of Italian mining tycoon father has 85,000 Instagram followers Given community service at Southwark Crown Court after admitting charges She lives in Marylebone and her sister Lana was on C4's Rich Kids Of Instagram

21 January 2019 - 15:34

An 'utterly self-centred' heiress was today ordered to do community service after smuggling baseball caps and a bag made of endangered python skin into Britain before selling them.

Stephanie Scolaro, 26, sold snakeskin baseball caps and bags via her website 'SS Python' as well as her Instagram account, which has 85,000 followers.

The swimwear model daughter of Italian mining tycoon father Francesco, 54, and British mother Anna, 50, who live in a £9million home in Knightsbridge, also sold some of the £450 baseball caps with a boutique in Mayfair.

Scolaro, who has a luxury apartment in exclusive Marylebone, ordered the baseball caps and a travel bag from Indonesia, and sold some in the UK to her network of wealthy customers. 

But today she was sentenced to community service at Southwark Crown Court, having admitted two counts of importing goods with the intent to evade a prohibition, two counts of keeping for sale a species acquired unlawfully and one count of selling a species unlawfully imported between 2016 and 2017.

Judge Michael Gledhill QC slammed her lifestyle that is 'all about me' and told her that the approach to dealing with her apparent mental health issues was to just 'throw more money at the problem and she'll be alright, but it is not alright'. 

Swimwear model Scolaro sold snakeskin baseball caps and bags via her website 'SS Python'

Swimwear model Scolaro sold snakeskin baseball caps and bags via her website 'SS Python'

 Scolaro is the daughter of an Italian mining tycoon father and a British mother

 Scolaro is the daughter of an Italian mining tycoon father and a British mother

The judge said: 'This is a young woman who, for all sorts of different reasons, is utterly self-centred - her entire life is utterly centred around herself.

'One of the reasons is over that the years, all her life, she has been given exactly what she likes. Focusing the spotlight on herself, 'it's all about me', there is no thought for anybody else.'

He told her of the cruelty pythons suffer, adding: 'How they are skinned alive, how they are endangered - that doesn't cross her mind, it does not concern her.

'All she is concerned about is getting hold of some accessories that she can sell.' 

Scolaro also sold some of the £450 snakeskin baseball caps with a boutique in Mayfair
 

Scolaro also sold some of the £450 snakeskin baseball caps with a boutique in Mayfair

 'The large bags, which were intercepted, were advertised on her website at £2,800 each

 'The large bags, which were intercepted, were advertised on her website at £2,800 each

The judge said that a recently completed psychiatric report suggested that Scolaro suffers from various mental illnesses.

He added: 'Nobody seems to have realised that your difficulties were out of the ordinary and needed addressing.

'It seems to me that the approach has been to throw more money at the problem and she'll be alright, but it is not alright. You are completely adrift and you need guidance.'

Defence counsel Adam Davis QC said: 'This has possibly been the most salutary period in her life.'

Scolaro's Italian mining tycoon father Francesco, 54, and British mother Anna, 50, are pictured together in 2010
Scolaro's mother Anna is also pictured with her sister Lana in 2011
 

Scolaro's Italian mining tycoon father Francesco, 54, and British mother Anna, 50, are pictured together in 2010 (left). Her mother Anna is also pictured with her sister Lana in 2011 (right)

Francesco and Anna Scolaro live in a £9million home on this road in London's Knightsbridge

Francesco and Anna Scolaro live in a £9million home on this road in London's Knightsbridge

On social media, Scolaro shares pictures of high-end designer clothes and supercars for her 80,000 followers to admire. 

 

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