Travel agent guilty of faking luxury bookings

Manager used his credit card to book fake luxury holidays

A former travel agent has been convicted of fraud after going to desperate measures to try to save his store from going bankrupt. Scott Penna was the manager of a Thomson (Tui) store in St Annes, near Blackpool in the UK who, in 2009, used his credit card to book fake luxury holidays worth the equivalent of more than €60,000. This included a fake holiday trip for 24 people to the Maldives. Penna is understood to have paid the deposit himself and then moved the vacation dates so the full balance did not have to be paid.
However, he failed to cancel the holiday completely, which meant that it could not be resold. The fraud was revealed when another staff member audited the computer system. Penna was sentenced to six months in prison.
TTG Digital
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