Evidence introduced at the hearing demonstrated that Kebel accessed the eBay.com website to bid on online auctions in which 2006 St. Louis Cardinal NLCS and World Series tickets were offered for sale. When Kebel won an auction for game tickets, he would complete a form of payment so that the seller would ship or otherwise deliver the tickets to him. After winning the auction and receiving the tickets, Kebel would dispute the charges with his credit card company by falsely alleging that he did not receive the tickets that were purchased and received. The scheme allowed Kebel to obtain tickets that were valued in excess of $100,000 at no cost to him, through fraud, and then resell the tickets for financial gain. Kebel participated in 131 internet auctions through the eBay.com website, using alias names and utilizing 46 different email addresses.Kebel now faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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