Police Arrest Man for Allegedly Selling Fake Tickets

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Peel police have arrested and charged a man following an investigation into the alleged sale of bogus concert and sporting event tickets.

Police allege that Shaun Nixon, 38, advertised fictitious tickets for sale for concerts and sporting events through his social media profile and online classifieds.

Police say these sales took place between Dec. 27, 2018, and Feb. 20, 2019.

According to police, the victims e-transferred payment for the tickets. Once the money was received, the accused would cease contact.

The investigators identified a total of 10 victims across Canada.  

With the assistance of the R.C.M.P.’s B.C. Fugitive Return Program and the Vancouver Police Department, the accused was arrested in Vancouver on the strength of the outstanding warrant for defrauding the public on April 25.

The accused was returned to Ontario, where he was held for a bail hearing on May 1.

Police say the accused used an alias of “Shaun Dawson” and his real photo for his social media profile.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the Fraud Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3335.

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