Brighton man denies Reading Festival ticket Facebook scam

Posted On 20 Nov 2019 at 12:25 pm

A Brighton man has denied trying to scam people out of hundreds of pounds by selling Reading Festival tickets which didn’t exist on Facebook.

Daniel Fitzgerald, 22, of Blackman Street, Brighton, is charged with a string of fraud offences, all of which he denies.

The first alleged scam happened on 23 April, 2018 when he told Michael West he had a set of BMX wheels for sale for £150.

Then on 11 August, he told Richard Treadwell he had an SW4 Festival ticket for sale for £30.

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The Reading Festival tickets went on sale the same month. Natalie Evans attempted to buy three for £200, Kate Brayne tried to buy one for £160 and Rebecca Mackie and Elizebeth Barber both tried to buy several for £340.

Fitzgerald denies all six charges. He appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court on October 31 where he pleaded not guilty, and will next appear on November 28.

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