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Money seized from man jailed for fraud will be used to pay back victims

Nathaniel Gamble was jailed in March for fraud Credit: Northamptonshire police

A man jailed for selling fake festival and music tickets online has had £15,000 seized from an internet gambling account in his name.

Nathaniel Gamble from Brackley in Northamptonshire was jailed last March for five and a half years. He was convicted of 15 counts of fraud with a further 74 offences taken into consideration which all took place between 2014 and 2016.

Seven months on and a confiscation order has now been served on Gamble following a further investigation by the Force’s Financial Investigation Unit (FIU).

Following an application by the Prosecution, the Court ordered that all monies recovered from Gamble should be repaid to his 163 victims by way of a compensation order.

The available funds were not sufficient to cover the full extent of the criminality, but each victim will receive approximately 59 per cent of the money they lost, with the possibility of further repayments being made from any assets subsequently identified at any time in the future.

"We are pleased we have been able to secure and retrieve funds from Gamble. I appreciate we have not been able to get all of the victims’ money back, but the amount recovered is not insignificant and the confiscation order will remain in place and can be revisited at any point in the future.”

– Det Sgt Richard Barnett, FIU

If you think you’ve fallen victim to a ticket scam, report it to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre, by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or calling 0300 1232040