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Prison sentence for PSG hotel conman

He may have thought it was relatively innocent but the Frenchman will now spend time in jail after falsely claiming to be a PSG player.

Prison sentence for PSG hotel conman
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A French judge has decided to sentence an individual to two months in prison after he pretended to be a Paris Saint-Germain player on 14 December 2021. The 28-year-old man, who already had a criminal record, spent two nights in a hotel costing €227 says the report by Ouest France in order to watch the Gambardella Cup match, France’s youth cup, between PSG and Lisieux.

Two nights free of charge in a hotel

The conman arrived at the hotel reception and informed them that he was a PSG player. After spending two nights for free at the venue, the subject advised those at the front desk that they should call his agent who would arrange the necessary hotel payments. When the receptionists called the alleged agent, there was no answer and it was then that they alerted the police to possible fraud.

The trial was held on 28 April and concluded with a two-month jail sentence and compensation for expenses to the hotel where he stayed. The man did not attend the hearing and was unsurprisingly not represented by “his agent”, but instead by a court-appointed lawyer.


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