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Woman accused of selling fake Taylor Swift tickets to Edmonton fans online

EDMONTON — An Edmonton woman is facing charges in the sale of fraudulent tickets to popstar Taylor Swift's concert earlier this week.

Concert-goers went to Swift's show in Edmonton on Tuesday and were turned away at the door when scanners indicated the tickets had already been used.

It's alleged a woman posted concert tickets for sale on Facebook and Kijiji and made arrangements to meet with buyers in person.

Police allege she met with six people throughout the city and exchanged black and white printed ticket copies for cash or electronic money transfer between May 4 to July 27.

Investigators also allege the woman offered fake tickets for sale for other concerts including Mumford & Sons, Foo Fighters and Eric Church.

Beckie Junkins, who is 32, is charged with six counts of fraud under $5,000 and six counts of uttering a forged document.

Police are now looking to speak with anyone who purchased fraudulent tickets from the accused.

The Canadian Press

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