He is further accused of delivering some of the stolen tickets to the brokers or their customers via FedEx or UPS.
“The defendant allegedly stole revenue from a legitimate business that pays taxes, employs many, supports a non-profit organization, and brings excitement and income to our district with US Open events at courses like the Merion Golf Club,” Williams dijo. “Criminals that conduct ticket schemes like this prey on the excitement surrounding big events; fans should remember that any item with a low price that seems ‘too good to be true’ should be cause for caution and concern.”
Si es condenado, Fryer faces up to 300 años en prisión, three years of supervised release, a $ 3,750,000 multa, y un $ 1,500 special assessment. Fryer could also be made to forfeit his profits and pay restitution to the USGA, the US Attorneys Office said.
“Fraud is simply not the answer, if you feel your paycheck isn’t up to par,” said Bradley Benavides, acting special agent in charge of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division, which investigated the alleged fraud.
“The FBI takes seriously allegations of embezzlement and fraud and will investigate anyone engaged in this sort of criminal behavior.”