Marktplaats crook from Hoogeveen gets jail sentense

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A 43-year-old Hoogeveen resident was sentenced to six months in prison, of which three months conditional, for scamming people on Marktplaats, by the court in Assen. He also gets probation supervision and prohibition.The man, who was not present at the session, confessed to the police he ripped off fifteen people through the website in the past two years. He offered tickets to theater, de Efteling, and pop concerts such as Doe Maar, Jay-Z and Kanye West.

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Interested parties who made purchases never received anything. When police traced the account of the seller, they quickly tracked down the crook, who stated he committed his acts because of financial troubles.