Fake AC/DC Promoter Charged

June 15, 2010

According to the World Entertainment News Network, a woman who allegedly pretended to be an AC/DC concert promoter has been accused of conning fans out of nearly $100,000 by planning a fake gig.

Australian Leanne Herbert, 41, was arrested last month amid allegations she spent seven months in 2005 promoting a bogus show by the band in Sydney. She has been charged with four counts of obtaining money by deception after allegedly selling special tickets and sponsorship deals for the non-existent concert.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Herbert was arrested in a Wauchope carpark on May 16 after AC/DC management allegedly told police they had never heard of Herbert or the concert.

Police have opposed bail because they believe Herbert may flee to another state.

"She is known to police for similar offences and police are worried about the accused not fronting for her court appearance," officers alleged in court documents.

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