Liverpool fan's bogus Anfield trips scam
A Liverpool fan who scammed fellow supporters out of thousands of euro by organising a bogus trip to Anfield is facing prison if he doesn't compensate them, writes Brian McDonald.
Jonathan Farrell (25), of Merlin Park Lane, Galway, admitted at Galway Circuit Criminal Court to five sample counts of theft of varying amounts of money in January of last year.
Garda Evelyn Barrett said that Farrell had got between €200 and €300 from several people on the basis of providing tickets for the Liverpool versus Chelsea matches, along with flights and hotels.
Judge Raymond Groarke adjourned sentencing for two years, by which time he wanted to hear that Farrell was crime free and making a real effort to compensate his victims.