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SportFamily charged with scheme to get Masters tickets for resale

01:12  23 april  2019
01:12  23 april  2019 Source:   ap.org

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– Four members of a Texas family have been charged with federal crimes in what prosecutors say was a scheme that used stolen identities to get tickets to the Masters golf tournament, then resell those tickets at a healthy profit.

of a Texas family have been charged with federal crimes in what prosecutors say was a scheme that used stolen identities to get tickets to the Court in Augusta don’t say how many Masters tickets the four defendants are suspected of obtaining, or how much money they made from any resales .

Family charged with scheme to get Masters tickets for resale © Al Tielemans /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images Golf: The Masters: Aerial rear view of Xander Schauffele in action during Sunday play at Augusta National. Augusta, GA 4/14/2019 CREDIT: Al Tielemans (Photo by Al Tielemans /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (Set Number: X162593 TK4 )

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Four members of a Texas family are facing federal charges in what prosecutors say was a scheme that used stolen identities to get tickets to the Masters golf tournament, then resell those tickets at a healthy profit.

Documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Augusta charged Stephen Michael Freeman of Katy, Texas, with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud as well as aggravated identity theft. Freeman's parents and a sister were also charged with conspiracy.

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Four members of a Texas family have been charged with federal crimes in what prosecutors say was a scheme that used stolen identities to get tickets to the Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Augusta don't say how many Masters tickets the four defendants are suspected of obtaining, or how

Four members of a Texas family have been charged with federal crimes in what prosecutors say was a scheme that used stolen identities to get tickets to the Masters golf tournament, then resell those tickets at a healthy profit.

Court records say that since 2013 the family has used names chosen from a bulk mailing list to enter the lottery Augusta National Golf Club uses to sell Masters tickets. The names were submitted with email addresses the family controlled.

Court records did not list attorneys for Freeman or his charged relatives.

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