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UK man admits iTunes, Amazon fraud

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 Dec 2010 20:49

UK man admits iTunes, Amazon fraud A man in the UK has admitted to being part of a group involved in a 500,000 fraud involving music tracks sold from Amazon and iTunes.
Nineteen year old Lamar Johnson from Wolverhampton was part of a group that stands accused of gaining royalties from music sales through the use of stolen credit card details. The group added their own songs to both services and then used the credit card details to purchase them all about 6,000 times during 2008 and 2009, the BBC reports.

Johnson admitted in the Southwark Crown Court that he was responsible for about 2,000 of the illegal purchases. The group were then paid royalties for their music sales, which they had purchased themselves using "compromised credit card details," according to the prosecution.

Lamar is the youngest member of the group of 12 defendants, and is currently serving a five year prison sentence for grevous bodily harm. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to defraud on Thursday. The rest of the defendants are due to appear in court in January.

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