Camden businessman arrested over suspected Premier League fraud

A BUSINESSMAN based in Camden has been arrested by police investigating the misuse of Premier League membership cards.

The 46-year-old, whose offices are in Cleveland Street, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of fraud by false representation, ticket touting and money laundering.

Officers from the Economic and Specialist Crime Command searched the man’s business premises and his home address in Bushey, Hertfordshire, during dawn raids and discovered 20 club membership cards, for two different clubs, in a number of different names.

Police believe the man has been using these cards to buy multiple tickets for football games to then sell them on at an inflated price while evading detection.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Downing from Operation Sterling, who is leading the Met’s activity in support of the police’s anti-fraud campaign, said: “Simple things like ensuring you destroy your paperwork, not posting any of your personal details online and never divulging your PIN or password to anyone, will go a long way in stopping fraudsters stealing what you have spent your whole life creating - your identity.”

The suspect was taken to a central London police station and has since been bailed to return on 20 December.

Enquiries continue.