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Cancer con artist Belle Gibson has left the Federal Court in chaotic scenes after she was grilled over why she hadn't paid her fines for duping Australians.  

Gibson was mobbed as she and her legal team left the courthouse in the heart of Melbourne's justice precinct. 

Moments earlier, Gibson had told the court she did not have the capacity to pay her $410,000 fine she incurred for pretending to cure cancer through healthy living. 

'I'm not in a position to pay a $410,000 fine at this time,' she said. 

Barrister for Consumer Affairs Victoria Carl Moller put it to Gibson that over a two year period where she had claimed to have earned just $35,000, she had in fact spent $91,000. 

'I don't accept that,' Gibson moaned. 

An analysis of Gibson's financial records found she blew $13,000 over that period on clothes, cosmetics and

A further $45,000 was spent on 'discretionary spending', he said. 

'Can you find some money to pay off the fine,' Mr Moller asked. 

'No,' Gibson replied. 

Asked if she would consider entering a payment plan with the State of Victoria, Gibson said it was 'a consideration'. 

The matter has been adjourned for six months to allow the consumer watchdog to decided if it wishes to carry on chasing the money or simply bankrupt Gibson and write-off the fines. 

On top of the fine, Gibson still owes about $40,000 on unpaid credit card bills, which she's likely to be sued over. 

Earlier in the hearing, Gibson broke down in the witness box as she gushed over her kind-hearted efforts to help people. 

Gibson repeatedly told the court people had been grateful to her for showing ‘generosity’ and ‘help and support’ while she has been unemployed, but broke down when speaking of her efforts to help a person known as 'Clare'. 

'You see what I mean about my empathetic nature,' she sobbed. 

The fraudster had been called to front court to answer questions about her failure to pay the whopping fine for conning Australians into believing she beat cancer with alternative remedies and a wholefood diet she then marketed.

Her court appearance comes amid speculation from tech insiders that Gibson has started up a new digital agency specialising in web design and online marketing. 

Cancer faker Belle Gibson arrives at the Federal Court in Melbourne on Tuesday morning to explain why she hasn't paid back more than $410,000 owed to Australians she conned

 Her trip to court comes amid speculation from tech insiders that Gibson has started-up a new digital agency specialising in web design and online marketing

Gibson was apparently seen hanging around a tech show where experts were providing talks on new ways of doing business. 

Gibson allegedly showed a great deal of interest in Voice UX - a technology that enables interaction between people and devices.

Her appearance did not go unnoticed by the IT crowd. 

'She was blithering on about it,' the source said. 'She claimed to be running an agency,' a source said.  

Gibson has made no mention of operating any businesses to the Federal Court, but admitted to owning an online domain name and had been a director of a business called Future Technologies International.

She also listed on a rental agreement in 2015 that she was 'self employed' .

Gibson claimed under oath that her only source of income had come from doing odd jobs sourced from Airtasker as well as helping an elderly woman, and organising another woman’s home and small business.

 The fake wellness guru was summoned last month to appear in the Federal Court on Tuesday for examination of her financial affairs following her non-compliance

Gibson, who has been spotted enjoying gelato on trendy Smith Street in Collingwood near where she lives with her wealthy benefactor and IT consultant Clive Rothwell, said she was cut off from using Airtasker after her May court appearance.

At one point in Thursday's hearing she got annoyed when asked how long she had been with the father of her child, who started paying her $183 a week in child support last July.

Gibson claimed she couldn’t recall, but said she was unable to make any claim to that man’s assets.

She also couldn't recall how she got $3500 she withdraw from a bank in Collingwood, or how she paid for a Gold Coast holiday, or what she did on it.  

She denied having access to funds from other people’s accounts or being paid for work via someone else’s account. 

Belle Gibson's Whole Pantry app was heavily promoted by Apple. The app was dumped when the truth of Gibson's lies became public. Gibson had tried to convince Australians she had defeated cancer with her healthy diet

Belle Gibson's Whole Pantry app was heavily promoted by Apple. The app was dumped when the truth of Gibson's lies became public. Gibson had tried to convince Australians she had defeated cancer with her healthy diet

It was alleged Gibson had been dabbling in online gambling, cryptocurrency and stock futures while failing to pay her debts for duping Australians. 

Gibson said she received no assistance from her family, she claimed.  

Her sole income has come from government benefits, she said. 

'I am not receiving any income from cryptocurrency,' she said. 

Gibson said she did not even own a car and would use Mr Rothwell's car on occasion and pay him fuel expenses as required. 

'Sometimes maybe $20, sometimes maybe $100 a month,' she said. 

She said she spends about $100 on food a week and also pays her half of the household utility bills. 

The fake wellness guru was summoned to appear in the Federal Court for examination of her financial affairs following her non-compliance with the terms of her fine.

She has already been warned she faces jail time for failing to pay the penalty, imposed on her in 2017 by Federal Court Justice Debra Mortimer, for five breaches of consumer laws.

At an earlier hearing, Gibson, who the court heard was paid $75,000 for an interview on Channel 9's 60 Minutes program, was questioned by barrister Elle Nikou-Madalin about her failure to pay off her fine.

She asked Gibson what 'labels' she was wearing, which prompted her barrister to object.

Gibson said she couldn't remember when she purchased her black coat, but had

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