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Ex-ticketing manager for WhatsOnStage sentenced over £80k theft

WhatsOnStage’s former ticketing manager Daniel Lewis has been handed a 16-month suspended prison sentence for stealing more than £80,000 from the London-based firm.

The former employee of the website, which provides information about, and offers tickets for, theatrical performances in the UK, faces 16 months behind bars, suspended for two years, in addition to 240 hours of unpaid work.

Lewis submitted a guilty plea last month to stealing £80,873 during his time as a ticket manager at WhatsOnStage.

He left the firm back in April after getting a new job at Ambassador Theatre Group, but was later fired from ATG after the news broke about his theft. According to The Stage, Lewis has been involved in the ticketing industry for more than a decade.

Sita McIntosh, chief operating officer at WhatsOnStage, said: “We’re glad to finally draw this matter to a close. We’re family at WhatsOnStage, and the events of the past eight months have been difficult for us all.

“We would like to thank the police for their assistance and support in resolving this matter, and we look forward to getting back to business as usual.”