A Brackley man, who fraudulently sold tickets to music festivals and sporting events but never actually had the tickets, has been sentenced to 15 months.

Nathaniel Gamble, aged 21, of Westminster Crescent, Brackley, was convicted at Northampton Crown Court yesterday (15 February) of fraud offences.

Gamble pleaded guilty to 18 charges in January 2016, he pleaded not guilty to two further counts and asked for 16 offences to be taken into consideration. His fraudulent activities netted him more than £3,500.

The fraud investigation revealed that Gamble was offering tickets for sale through social media sites for various music events. Once victims transferred money to Gamble, either no tickets were sent or fake tickets were sent to them.

He created fake social media accounts, with men and women’s names, to sell the tickets.

Sentencing him, Judge Fowler, reduced his 20 month sentence to 15, due to early guilty pleas and mitigating circumstances.