Festival tickets fraudster warned he faces jail time

Adam Dovey outside court
Adam Dovey outside court
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A MAN has been warned he faces jail after admitting festival ticket fraud worth more than £3,500.

Adam Dovey appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to 12 counts of fraud by false representation by advertising the tickets but failing to supply them.

Dressed in a grey suit Dovey, 32, stood expressionless in the dock as he pleaded guilty to all 12 counts.

Judge Sarah Munro QC said he should be aware that anything other than immediate custody was unlikely.

She said: ‘You know with your record that there’s likely only one outcome.’

All of the charges date back to 2013 and are for fraud by false representation.

The value of the tickets and the dates of the offences were:

- £150 for T in the Park on July 11, 2013.

- £250 for Glastonbury between May 25 and 29, 2013,

- £156 for One Direction on February 4, 2013.

- £180 for Belladrum Festival on June 30, 2013.

- £500 for Reading Festival on July 30, 2013.

- £250 for Glastonbury on May 25, 2013.

- £250 for Reading Festival on August 13, 2013.

- £660 for Reading Festival between August 14 and 21, 2013.

- £200 for Belladrum Festival on July 22, 2013.

- £100 for Belladrum Festival on July 17, 2013.

- £500 for Reading Festival between August 5 and 13, 2013.

- £345 for Reading Festival on July 30, 2013.

Dovey, of Parkside, The Park, Droxford, is due to be sentenced next month.

A Reading Festival spokesman said festival-goers should read its ticket advice online. It says: ‘Beware of unauthorised ticket agencies including eBay, Gumtree, Viagogo, Seatwave and Stubhub. Action Fraud have some good advice on how to spot a fraudulent ticket and how to report it.’

See actionfraud.police.uk