Man Posing As Adele’s Manager Tried To Scam Free Kendrick Lamar Tickets – But Got Arrested Instead
The fraud had been using the manager's name to get into shows for Drake, Rihanna and much more.
As it turns out, the fraud, named Justin Jackson, had been using Dickins’ name to get into shows for a range of big-name artists, including Rihanna, Usher, Drake, Katy Perry, Chris Brown and Pharrell Williams.
Dickins became aware of the fraud over a year ago and alerted police, who began investigating the case.
Now, on Saturday, law enforcement officers, posing as production managers, set up a sting, telling Jackson that he could pick up tickets. When Jackson and his wife, Angel Lii, turned up, they were immediately arrested. The pair now faces grand theft and identity theft charges.
“Mr. Dickins has finally breathed a sign of relief and hopes this fraud against him will stop once and for all,” said his Miami attorney, Brian Bieber, as reported by the Miami Herald.
The attorney added: “The defendants did consistently leave a blueprint of their fraud for the detectives to find. Essentially, we have a pair of dumb criminals.”
This isn’t even the first time Justin Jackson has been caught for fraud.
The con man served two years in Florida prison after posing as a rep for Madonna, convincing a New York boutique to loan out the $2.4 million jewellery in 2007. He later sold the jewellery to a South Florida pawnshop. He was put on probation after serving his prison time.
According to court documents, in 2014, he had also tried to pose as former basketball player Reggie Love in a bid to get gift cards from The Cheesecake Factory, an American chain restaurant that, yes, of course, serves cheesecake.
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