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Ticket company CEO suspected of fraud

TT/The Local/cg · 28 Jul 2012, 13:22

Published: 28 Jul 2012 13:22 GMT+02:00

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“I can confirm that this involves the company CEO,” said police spokesman Peter Adlersson to the TT news agency.

The man was brought in for questioning just outside the Ullevi concert arena in Gothenburg, moments before the concert was due to begin at 8pm Friday.

He was then arrested, under suspicion of fraud.

“Money was found on him. I can’t confirm the exact sum, but it’s quite a significant amount anyway,” said Adlersson.

According to Anders Olofsson of the police’s fraud unit, selling a product that turns out not to be available is not necessarily a crime.

“If it’s a serious company that wants to make its customers happy, and they were convinced it would be possible to obtain tickets, but then failed to do so, they haven’t done anything illegal,” Olofsson said to the TT Spektra news agency.

For the police to become involved, the company has to have shown direct intent to trick its customers.

“However, if they were selling tickets despite knowing that there were none, that’s a different situation,” Olofsson said.

Biljett Nu sells advance sale tickets for events by buying and trading tickets on the second hand market. It says on the company’s website that entrance to the event is guaranteed as soon as the ticket is paid.

There is no information about tickets not always being guaranteed.

It’s unclear how many were left without a ticket for Friday’s concert at Ullevi, and how many still have no ticket for Saturday evening’s show.

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“It’s impossible to say. We get tickets all the time, so some people will get their ticket after all. But we’re going to have to continue making calls for Saturday’s concert. There aren’t enough tickets,” said Biljett Nu’s Robert Jakobsson to TT Spektra.

According to the company, all customers left without tickets will be compensated.

“We’re very sorry. They’ll have to mail us their account numbers and we’ll reimburse them,” said Jakobsson.

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Your comments about this article

19:28 July 28, 2012 by prince T
this ceo must be immigrants. the ceo that were arrested for bribes in gothenburg must be foreigners too. Migga and Jostein I am waiting for your confirmation.
02:28 July 29, 2012 by Migga
One really must have hit a nerv when talking about the fact that some groups in society is more prone to crime then others to get such a comment from you.
06:01 July 29, 2012 by prince T
what nerve could you have hit. the only nerve that you always hit with me is that you spread and incite hatred of so called immigrants. There is nothing you can actually do about it, but we need to shout so that säpo can prevent another anders breivik. that is just my concern. The consequences of your writing is going to affect everyone, both immigrants and indigene
10:10 July 29, 2012 by Migga
My commenting is not to be hatefull. My writing is done so one can make up their own mind with all facts at hand. When information is censored and withheld from the public that`s when twisted minds, much like your own, turn to the extreme. Something that`s being done daily by the media and they don`t even hide it. What I can do and what everyone should do is to talk about crime openly and let everyones opinion be heard. WIthout an open discussion it will creat more gunmen like breivik.
20:22 July 29, 2012 by prince T
@migga. This my last comment on this matter. Since u want us to be open, why dont u be open on this paarticular crime of tickets. Must your crimes alway be coloured.

I address every issue on TL and i dont care if it immigrant or not. I am yet to see any of your comments dat is not coated in colour. Everything bad in sweden is the fault of immigrants according to u @migga.
17:33 July 30, 2012 by Migga
You obviously haven`t looked close enough then. But I think it`s rather an issue of you seeing what you want to see and not seeing what you don`t. A too liberal immigration will put the integration process under pressure. This will lead to problems. To highlight those issues is nothing wrong and can be done without talking about race or skincolour.
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