Man Charged with False Promise of Iceland-Croatia Tickets

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Man Charged with False Promise of Iceland-Croatia Tickets

By Zoë Robert
Iceland vs. Croatia playoff in Iceland

From the Iceland vs. Croatia match. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

A man in his twenties was last week charged with defrauding people after he sold them tickets to the Iceland vs. Croatia World Cup 2014 playoff in Reykjavík in November last year but failed to provide them with the tickets, ruv.is reports.

The man advertised the tickets on bland.is after the game sold out in record time. He sold 25 tickets for between ISK 17,000-26,000 (USD 150, EUR110-USD 230, EUR168).

He was also found to have sold a variety of other goods on the website, including computer speakers, a coat, an iPhone 4, a chest of drawers and a PlayStation but never delivered the goods to the people who paid for them. In addition, he failed to pay for accommodation and meals at a hotel in Akureyri.

The man is also charged with embezzlement for having withdrawn ISK 430,000 from a woman’s account after she gave him her pin number and code. He had promised to assist the woman, who was sick, with errands and shopping. He is also charged with breach of trust for having taken out a loan of ISK 85,000 in her name without her permission by using her email.

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