Musician admits iTunes sales fraud

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The Independent Online

A musician yesterday admitted using stolen credit cards to buy his own songs on iTunes and Amazon to rake in royalties.

Lamar Johnson, 19, posted music on the two websites and then used the stolen details to buy them thousands of times. The teenager, of Wolverhampton, is the youngest member of a group accused of making nearly £500,000 through fraudulent downloads. They allegedly downloaded the tracks 6,000 times in 17 months.

Johnson admitted conspiracy to defraud and was remanded in custody to be be sentenced later. No pleas were entered at for the other nine defendants Southwark Crown Court in London.