A Glen Mills man who owns and operates the Sherry’s Theater Ticket Agency, Inc. (“Sherry’s Ticket”) was released Thursday from U.S. District Judge Michael M. Bailson in a six-month prison and three years of surveillance. He was sentenced and ordered to pay $ 1,282,247. In his return to the American Golf Association, he was ordered to confiscate more than $ 598,000 in fraudulent profits by participating in a plot to steal and sell more than $ 1.2 million in US open golf tournament tickets.
In November 2021, Glenmills’ James Bell, 70, was found guilty of multiple frauds related to this ticket sales scheme. Bell colluded with former USGA employee Robert Flyer (who was charged and convicted of another charge) as part of his guilty plea, and tickets for the 2017-2019 U.S. Open Golf Tournament. I admitted that I bought it at a face value of over $ 1.2 million. What the flyer stole from the USGA. Bell admitted that he paid the flyer more than $ 324,000 for the stolen ticket. Bell further acknowledged that he sold tickets for nearly $ 923,000 through Sherry’s tickets, bringing Sherry a profit of over $ 598,000.
“Bell pays taxes, employs more, supports nonprofits, and earns money from the USGA, a legitimate company that brings excitement and income to our district at US open events on local golf courses. I stole it, “said US lawyer Jennifer Williams. “Criminals implementing such ticket schemes prey on the excitement surrounding big events. Fans find low-priced merchandise that is” too good and not true “a source of caution and concern. You need to remember that it should be. “
“This defendant’s actions are similar to a thief selling someone else’s property to make quick money,” said Special Agent Jacqueline Magwire. “The fraud at the heart of this plot received money from a legitimate business and led the defendant to a prison ticket and a felony conviction for his name.”
The case has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and charged by Assistant US Public Prosecutor Michael S. Rowe.
Owners of Sherry’s Theater Ticket Agency were convicted of conspiring to sell $ 1.2 million worth of stolen U.S. Open golf tickets.
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