17-year old faces fraud charges related to Raptors ticket scam

Toronto Police detectives announced charges on Wednesday against a teenager accused of ripping people off with the promise of Toronto Raptors tickets.

The accused is only 17 years old.

Investigators claim they've tracked more than 6 months of bogus deals that go back to last year.

Allegations are the accused would use a Twitter account to reach out to Raptors fans and offer them 'memberships.'

The promise was that those would-be 'members' would get first crack at the best seats at Raptors games.

The fraudster would then tack extra taxes and fees onto the tickets, collect the money from the buyer, and then never deliver the tickets.

The 17-year old faces 11 counts of fraud under $5,000 and one charge of possession of the proceeds of crime.

The name of the accused is protected by Canada's Youth Criminal Justice Act, as he was younger than 18 years old at the time of the alleged offences.