O'Fallon man pleads guilty to $100,000 Cardinals ticket scam - KMOV.com

O'Fallon man pleads guilty to $100,000 Cardinals ticket scam

(KMOV) -- An O'Fallon, Ill., man pled guilty on charges related to a 2006 World Series ticket scam.

U.S. Attorney A. Courtney Cox said in a release that 34-year-old Timothy P. Kebel pled guilty to wire fraud and mail fraud. Kebel is said to have won auctions for 2006 St. Louis Cardinals NLCS and World Series tickets. He then paid for the tickets and had them shipped to him. Then Kebel would dispute the charges with his credit card company, saying he did not recieve the tickets.

Kebel bought tickets that were valued at more than $100,000 and then resold the tickets. Kebel participated in 131 auctions on ebay.com, using alias names and 46 different email addresses.

Kebel faces a maximum of 20 years in prison or a $250,000 fine, or both.

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