Moranbah woman charged over alleged concert ticket fraud

Richard Dinnen - Queensland Editor |

US country singer Luke Combs
US country singer Luke Combs

A woman who allegedly tried to sell tickets for next year’s Brisbane concert by US country music star Luke Combs has been charged with 16 counts of fraud.

Detectives from Moranbah Criminal Investigation Branch said the 34-year-old woman made attempts to fraudulently sell tickets for the concert in recent weeks.

The attempts were allegedly made online via well-known social media platforms.

Police will allege some of the tickets were going for around $3,500 for a set of four, and there were 14 victims of the scam from four states and the Northern Territory.

Police acted on a complaint after money was allegedly paid and executed a search warrant at a Moranbah address.

Two of the 16 fraud charges related to alleged party hire goods and the sale of other property.

She was denied police bail and is due to re-appear in the Moranbah Magistrates Court on November 4.

Luke Combs is an award-winning country music performer who is due to tour Australia in 2023.

A search of Facebook found many profiles claiming to have concert tickets for sale, and a significant number of people claiming to have knowledge of scams involving tickets to his Australian shows.