Rugby League Star In Ink Cartridges Fraud

2010-04-23 09:07:48

Published on 2010-04-23 09:07:48

Printer ink enthusiasts may be distressed to hear that a Great Britain rugby league player has admitted being the mastermind behind a fake ink cartridge and computer game fraud worth at least £36,000.

The 32-year-old former Hull FC player pleaded guilty at Hull Crown Court to 14 counts of fraud and counterfeiting.

At the court it was heard that Gareth Raynor ran a web company called Genuine-Ink and sold low quality ink on eBay, while passing it off as a high-quality named brand.

He managed this by importing and reconditioning second-hand ink cartridges from China and re-packaging them using glossy inner and outer packaging made to look like genuine brands such as Espon and Hewlett Packard.

This news comes soon after the story that a tourist was stopped from checking in for her flight on Ryanair because the printer ink on her boarding pass was deemed to be too faint.

Sue Craig had paid an extra £10 for an online boarding pass for a flight to Malaga, which she printer on her home computer, but upon arrival at Bournemouth Airport she was told that the barcode on her pass failed to scan.

By Johnny McMaster

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