Fraudsters who illegally sold on access to Premier League football coverage have been jailed following a joint investigation by Surrey Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft.
Simon Hopkins and Leon Passlow were sentenced at Guildford Crown Court having earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud between January 2008 and September 2012.
Hopkins and Passlow ran a company in Bagshot which obtained hundreds of domestic use only BskyB cards, using hundreds of fake names, and long addresses in an attempt for their scam to go unnoticed.
Those cards were then sold on to commercial premises, including pubs, betting shops and yachts.
Hopkins, 47, of Park Road in Stoke Poges and Passlow who's 58, and of Broomfield Drive in Ascot were both sentenced to three and a half years each.