Most con men are pretty smart about fooling the customer and Watts was no different. In order to redeem your ticket you had to go through Captain Chris. That way, the mark had no dealings with the airline which made it harder to detect the fraud.
Watts will spend plenty of his senior years in the pokey. He will be nearly 70 years old when he rolls out of the Holiday Inn for cons. He will be supervised when he gets out, just in case he goes to crime school while a guest. I doubt they have a swimming pool or hot tub in prison so he will have to find something to occupy his time.
“This sentencing demonstrates the FBI’s continuing commitment to aggressively investigate complex financial crimes, especially when 90 victims are targeted by an individual,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge James Davis.
There is always one in the crowd. In case you misunderstood, the advertisement is not for real, no tickets are being sold. It is merely a headline to give you an idea of what an ad might have looked like. I don't know and please don't call looking for discount tickets to Vegas.
Christopher Watts of Loveland, Colorado, sold books of airline tickets to unsuspecting travelers. At least 90 people got hooked, and finally, so did Christopher, who will spend serious time thinking about what he has done. If you get an offer for free room and board that looks like it came from the cross bar motel, you might want to think twice before sending your hard earned green-backs.