Police in Canada have detained Gbemisola Akinrinde, 44, and Adebowale Adiatu, 32, for allegedly selling plane tickets that were falsely issued for $500,000 worth of travel.
The suspects, who lived in Brampton and Vaughan, respectively, between June and December 2021, are accused of impersonating employees of travel businesses based in the UK in order to get access to a “major European airline’s” online booking platform.
According to a statement from Peel police, the accused sold legitimate plane tickets to unwary customers in order to obtain cash.
The announcement revealed that more than 250 airline tickets with a combined value of over $500,000 were sold. It should be mentioned that most of the consumers who bought the tickets were from the Calgary area and that the flights mainly went to Africa.
Charges against the individuals include possession of property obtained via criminal activity and obtained by false pretense, conspiracy to commit an indictable offense, fraud over $5,000, and unlawful use of a computer, according to CanadaToday.