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Gambler swindled sports fans out of £60k in ticket scam to fund his addiction

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A conman fleeced sports fans out of more than £60,000 in a ticket scam for tickets to Wimbledon, Six Nations and the Champions League.

Jamie Keeble, 45, conned at least 14 victims into paying for memorabilia, packages and tickets to fund his online gambling addiction.




He conned fans into buying tickets to he England v Wales Six Nations rugby match, Arsenal v Barcelona in the Champions League and the Wimbledon men’s final.

But the merchandise and tickets never existed.

Keeble, who used aliases such as James Edward Maxwell, James Edward Keeble and James Munroe, also promised his victims extras like front row seats and a meet-and-greet with players.

Jamie Keeble used aliases including James Edward Maxwell, James Edward Keeble and James Munroe(Image: Facebook)

He was finally stung by police in September 2016 after conning sports fans for over a year, but Keeble denied 14 counts of fraud.

Lewes Crown Court heard many of his customers were contacted by word of mouth, but the conman also targeted members of online clubs and auctions.

Following a trial Keeble, of Horsham, West Sussex, was jailed for five years and also received a 40-months behind bars to run concurrently for similar offences in 2012.

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