Katy family charged in Masters ticket scam


Four members of a Katy family have been charged with using stolen identities to get tickets to the Masters to resell.

Police say Stephen Freeman along with his parents, Steven Lee Freeman and Diane Freeman, and sister, Christine Oliverson, are all charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

The investigation shows that for four years they used stolen identities to cheat the lottery system and get around only entering a person's name once for tickets.

According to court documents, they used names and addresses from a purchased bulk mailing list to create multiple fraudulent accounts in the Augusta National Golf Club's online ticket application system. All this occurred without the knowledge or permission of the individuals whose identities were used.

Police don’t know how much money the family made off the scam.


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