Northamptonshire teenager who took money for festival tickets he didn’t have given 15 month sentence

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A teenager who took money from music lovers for festival tickets he did not have has been sentenced to 15 months in a young offenders’ institute.

Nathaniel Gamble, aged 19, advertised tickets for music festivals across Europe on the internet.

His victims paid him for the tickets, but he never sent them.

The Brackley man was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court on July 18.

Detective Sergeant Michael Nelson, who led the investigation into Gamble’s online activities, said: “There were very many victims involved in these offences from all over the country and some from abroad.

“There were 65 victims involved from 2013 and 20 from 2014 and there may well have been many more who did not report it.”

Gamble’s offences were initially reported to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre, before being passed on to Northamptonshire Police’s financial crime team.

Action Fraud provides a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime.

The service is run by the City of London Police working alongside the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.

To contact Action Fraud visit or call 0300 1232040.