Prolific ticket scammer arrested in Vancouver, returned to Ontario

Shaun Nixon
Shaun Nixon

INVESTIGATORS from the Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau have arrested and charged a man in relation to a ticket scam investigation.

Between Thursday, December 27, 2018, and Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Shaun Nixon, a 38-year-old man of no fixed address, advertised fictitious tickets for sale for concerts and sporting events through his social media profile and through online classifieds. The victims e-transferred Nixon payment for the tickets. Once the money was received, he would cease contact. A total of 10 victims across Canada were identified by the investigators.

On April 25, with the assistance of the RCMP’s B.C. Fugitive Return Program and the Vancouver Police Department, Nixon was arrested in Vancouver on the strength of the outstanding warrant for the offence of “defraud the public.” He was returned to Ontario where he was held for a bail hearing on May 1 at the W. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse in Brampton.

Nixon used an alias of “Shaun Dawson” and his real photo for his social media profile.

Anyone with information, in relation to this investigation is asked to contact the Fraud Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext. 3335.  Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.