A prolific fraudster who conned music fans out of more than £16,000 by selling fake gig tickets online has been jailed.
Nathaniel Gamble, from Brackley, admitted 15 charges of fraud by false representation and one relating to the proceeds of crime. He also asked for 76 other fraud offences to be taken into consideration.
The 23-year-old started the music tickets scam less than a week after he had been released from prison for other fraud offences.
He advertised tickets to festivals and concerts on websites including Facebook, Gumtree and reselling sites.
Buyers were asked to transfer money to bank accounts, and were either sent fake tickets or never received tickets at all.
Some victims only realised they had bought fake tickets when they arrived at the events and were denied access. In some cases, they lost hundreds of pounds each.
Gamble continued selling fake tickets under his own name and aliases including Nathan Andrew, John Woodhouse, Ross Brock, John Wilson and Nial Chapman, until his arrest on November 21 last year.
He was jailed for five and a half years at Northampton Crown Court.