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Reading Festival ticket scammer jailed

By | Published on Monday 16 May 2011

Reading Festival

A scammer who sold non-existent tickets to the 2008 Reading Festival has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of all sorts of fraud and money laundering charges by a jury earlier this year.

Christopher Bundza claimed to have tickets to sell for the music festival via his own website and on eBay, but he never had access to any such thing. Most fans discovered this fact too late after handing over cash to Bundza in a desperate attempt to get tickets for the festival.

Bundza was found guilty of eighteen separate charges, some relating to the ticket scam, others to a fraud he committed in relation to the purchase of his home. His former partner Kathryn White avoided jail after admitting four offences of fraud.