Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 04:36
Prison for Marktplaats Fraudster
A 25-year-old woman from Diemen is sentenced to nine months in prison for scamming visitors of the emMarktplaats/em website. The fraudster offered tickets for sale, for shows like emSoldaat/em van Oranje, emBruno Mars/em, and emLowlands/em. She collected the money, but never provided the tickets. !--more-- In addition she posed as property owner and apparel salesperson. In both cases the victims never got what they paid for. a href="http://www.nltimes.nl/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/marktpolaats.jpg"img class="size-full wp-image-4056" alt="marktplaats.nl" src="http://www.nltimes.nl/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/marktpolaats.jpg" width="239" height="211" //a marktplaats.nl The Amsterdam Court considers it proven that the woman scammed 49 people for a total of 5,000 euros in 2.5 years. In addition, she and her friend (34) committed forgery twice when applying for bank accounts. The man was sentenced to 80 hours of community service. Taking into account that this is not the woman's first conviction for the same crime, the court imposed a heavier penalty, (12 months with three months suspended), than demanded by the prosecution (12 months with six months suspended). The fraudster must also repay the victims. The woman and her boyfriend were arrested in February, after victims filed reports with the police.