A 26-year-old woman with the last name Jung has been sentenced for the sale of fake K-pop tickets.
On May 2, Judge Park Soo Hyun of the Seoul Western District Court sentenced Jung a 1 year and 7 months in prison and ordered her to pay a compensation of 42,755,000 KRW (38,000 USD).
For 6 months from March to September 2018, Jung scammed a total of 19 fans online with fake tickets to concerts and fan meetings.
Jung made posts on social media, stating she's selling tickets to K-pop events. She cut off contact after receiving the money and made 8.6 million KRW (7,385 USD) from the illegal sale.
Jung is also charged with blackmailing. To a fan she met at a fan meeting, Jung first asked to borrow money, claiming she was unable to withdraw money from her bank account. Later, she continued to ask for money and threatened the fan, stating, "I will expose your fangirl activities to your company." She obtained 42 million KRW (36,000 USD) with this method.
Jung also revealed to have received an 8-month sentence for similar scam back in 2016.