Khalid Chudhry, 48, resident of Tenby Close, Blackburn, had conned 28 people out of around £29,000 with “Cheap Flight Holidays” online website offering cheap tickets. The Burnley Crown Court heard the figure is closer to £200,000 and that 180 people had made complaints to Action Fraud.
Khalid Chudhry offered his customers cheap flights through his online company Cheap Flight Holidays and took payments without ever booking the flights.
So many people got affected by him, especially those how booked tickets to attend funeral and weddings at back home.
A woman who booked a flight to attend her wedding own wedding and paid £700 to Khalid Chudhry but just on the following day of flight, Khalid Chudhry called her and told her prices of ticket are risen by £910 and the woman because of marriage had to pay him.
But when she turned up at Heathrow Airport to collect her tickets from the Cheap Flight Holidays counter she found it did not exist.
Chudhry had made £100,000 profit from the fraudulent business, Khalid Chudhry was found guilty and sentenced for 32 months.