A price tag fraudster World Health Organization swindled fans out of quite £50,000 for faux Olympic Games tickets has been sentenced to four and a half years in jail.
Samuel Ernest sold-out the price tags by claiming to be connected to a real ticket agency, status Ticketing restricted, that unionized welcome packages for London 2012.
Victims of the 46-year-old, associate yankee subject of no mounted abode, even enclosed a children’s charity that raised £8,250 in a very price tag auction. Ernest unbroken the cash for himself, and no tickets were ever provided.
He discovered victims by befriending girls at speed geological dating sessions, then victimization their friends and contacts.
As well as faux Olympic tickets he conjointly sold-out non-existent seats for different prime sporting events, together with the Champions League final.
Ernest admitted seventeen charges of fraud at Kingston crown court, one in every of that concerned possessing his twin brother’s yankee passport.
Detective Superintendent Nick landscape architect said: “He could be a serial fraudster and failed to care WHO he ripped off.
“Some victims organized accommodation and travel before realising they’d been victims of a scam.”