Teen charged in alleged Toronto Raptors ticket fraud: police

A teenager is facing a dozen charges related to what police describe as a fraud scheme involving Toronto Raptors tickets.

Police say alleged fraud occurred between April and November 2017 on Twitter by boy who was 17 at the time

Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas and head coach Nick Nurse are seen during a team practice last month. A teen is facing 12 charges in connection with an alleged scheme involving Raptors tickets. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

A teenager is facing a dozen charges related to what police describe as a fraud scheme involving Toronto Raptors tickets.

City police say the alleged fraud was carried out between April and November 2017 on Twitter by a boy who was 17 at the time.

They allege he reached out to Raptors fans through a Twitter account to get them to sign up for prime seating for the upcoming Raptors season.

Police allege the teen then added additional fees and taxes on top of the prices quoted and never delivered the tickets.

The teen is now charged with 11 counts of fraud under $5,000 and one count of possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000.