Limerick man charged over alleged Munster tickets scam

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

The charge relates to tickets for the Saracens v Munster match which  it's alleged were advertised online fraudulently
DIRECTIONS are being sought in the case of a County Limerick man who is accused of deceiving a Munster rugby fan by fraudulently selling him match tickets.

DIRECTIONS are being sought in the case of a County Limerick man who is accused of deceiving a Munster rugby fan by fraudulently selling him match tickets.

Limerick District Court was told Jason Shields, aged 27, who has an address at Abbey Court, Newcastle West made no reply when he was formally charged by Detective Garda Jerry O’Sullivan following his arrest.

He is charged under Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act with “dishonestly by deception” inducing a named individual to lodge €310 into a back account for tickets to the Saracens versus Munster match in the European Champions Cup.

It is alleged the defendant advertised the tickets online and that the money was lodged at the Rathkeale branch of AIB on January 13, last.

Gardai did not oppose a bail application subject to Mr Shields complying with a number of conditions including that he obey a curfew and supply a mobile phone number to gardai.

The case was adjourned to Newcastle West District Court on April 24, next for DPP’s directions.