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Man jailed for selling fake MIRROR tickets

2022-08-16 HKT 15:37
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  • A man was given a five-month jail sentence after admitting to selling fake MIRROR concert tickets. File photo: RTHK
    A man was given a five-month jail sentence after admitting to selling fake MIRROR concert tickets. File photo: RTHK
A man was jailed for five months on Tuesday for selling fake MIRROR concert tickets.

So Lok-lam, 20, earlier pleaded guilty to obtaining property by deception and possessing a false instrument.

The West Kowloon Court heard that a buyer planned in May to buy two tickets from So for HK$10,000. But when they met at an MTR station, the buyer found the envelope containing the tickets to be too light. The defendant then snatched HK$6,500 from her and tried to run away before he was arrested.

In mitigation, So's lawyer said there was no evidence to suggest that the defendant made the fake tickets himself, and that he had recently been remanded over another case and was only released in January.

Magistrate Amy Chan said So had planned the crime in advance, as he was found to be carrying four other fake tickets.

She also said the defendant had been free for only a brief spell before reoffending.

The magistrate handed down a five-month jail sentence having considered So's guilty plea.