Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

Woman Caught Selling Fake Disneyland Tickets Will Not Be Jailed

Travelers Today       By    Czarina Ara Lasco

Updated: Mar 31, 2017 06:58 AM EDT

Text Size: A A A

A British national named Ellie Catchesides has been spared from being jailed after she caught selling thousands of dollars' worth of fake tickets for Disneyland Paris to her friends. Catchesides sold said fake tickets to four other moms through her Facebook account.

The 28-year old Ellie Catchesides is a mother of three and lives in Eltham, a southeast district in London.  According to a report by Fox News, Catchesides offered the tickets to her contacts on the social networking site, including a woman who has been her friend for 15 years. Catchesides enticed her Facebook followers by telling them that she purchased the Disneyland tickets for her own use but was not able to go on her trip so she decided to sell them for a lower price.

Catchesides sold the fake tickets for 1,500 pounds or 1,880 USD.  Her victims included Rebecca Tomlin and Jade Miller who paid her 550 and 950 British Pounds, respectively. Catchesides said that she was also a victim of a scam but later on admitted four counts of fraud at Woolwich Crown Court where the case was tried.

According to a report by Mirror, Jade Miller said, "At first my friend thought it was just me it happened to but upon looking further into it I have found that I am not alone. On one occasion a family turned up on the day ready to travel to Disneyland with children in tow to discover the heart-breaking truth."

Miller furthered that the focal points of Catchesides' scam are "hard-working families struggling to get by who are responsive to good deals." The court has also heard of the disappointments of Miller's children as to the fake Disneyland holiday.

Judge Andrew Lees told Catchesides: "You sold fake trips to people who no doubt work hard and were hoping they had a chance to go on holiday that might be enjoyable for them and their family. But it turned out you were committing a mean and dishonest offence against them and there was some persistence in what you were doing."

Judge Lees also tagged Catchesides as "mean and dishonest" for the Disneyland tickets scam. Catchesides will not spend a day or two in jail but in exchange, she was sentenced to 140 hours of unpaid work for the said fraud.

See Now: The U.S. had the highest number of Most Wanted properties, dominating the Hotels.com Loved By Guests Awards 2018

Tags
travel, travel news, disneyland paris, Disneyland
© 2023 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Most Popular

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Planning for a trip takes some time, even if it's just you g

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

If you have never traveled before but are thinking of doing so then

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

So there are a few islands that can be found off the Sco

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

You need to know how to plan appropriately and

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

A campus visit's significance could not be overstated. After all, fo

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

Having a gallery wall brings plenty of benefits to your

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

There is something equally relaxing and invigorati

Photo by Erik Odiin on Unsplash

Things That Will Help Cost-Conscious Vacationers Save Money

There are several ways you can significan

Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels

How to Make Vet Visits Affordable in 2022

If the situation is minor, you might be lucky and get away

Photo by Tim Samuel from Pexels

Know Your Florida Driving Rules

There is so much to do in the region, but we want to focus on some of

Photo by Ging Ang from Pexels

Holidaying in your own Country: Try these Fun Trips!

Many countries are opening their borders, but if

Photo by Jessica Lewis Creative from Pexels

The Best Tech Tools for Expats

Here’s a quick look at most versatile tech tools for expats on the m

Photo by Tobi from Pexels

How to Turn a Road Trip Into A Luxury Adventure

But a road trip doesn’t have to mean living on the

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Do you want to become a citizen of Australia

Hair transplant Istanbul: Why is it so popular?

Hair Transplant Istanbul: Why is it so Popular?

Getting a hair transplant in Istanbul is affordable i

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

They are incredibly expensive, and they’re also in sh

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

International trade holds great importance in a

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

Riesling is Germany’s best-known wine, but the country makes other fi

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

There is nothing like the great outdoors –– nature

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

Who knew you could pack your entire life away into one litt

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

San Diego is a magnificent place, and it would not be

travelers today

© 2023 TRAVELERS TODAY All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics