In the fourth incident of its type this year two men aged 29 and 41 have been arrested following yet another incident of stolen credit card details being used to purchase Disneyland Paris park tickets.
Security officials at the Disneyland Paris theme park reported to the police in July that over 2,000 tickets had been acquired fraudulently on the Internet using stolen credit cards.
After several months of investigation and surveillance on the forecourt of the park in Chessy police identified two suspects who re-sold tickets purchased on the internet. Another resale sector was identified on the auction site Leboncoin.fr.
The arrests were made on Tuesday morning when police went to the homes of the accused in Argenteuil (Val-d’Oise) and Paris and seized laptops containing exchanges with customers and the details of more than 500 stolen credit cards. Police also found an additional 900 tickets to be sold. In total the loss to Disneyland Paris is estimated at €172,600.
Released on bail on Wednesday afternoon, the two thieves are due in the court of Meaux for trial on 20 November 2015.
Source: La Marne