Brothers convicted of scamming public in UK Christmas theme park debacle

Posted Friday, February 18, 2011 12:00 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Two brothers were convicted of misleading thousands of customers into visiting what they claimed was a Lapland-style theme park. Victor and Henry Mears could have made more than £1million from up to 10,000 advanced ticket sales for the Lapland New Forest theme park. Visitors were offered a winter wonderland with snow-covered log cabins, a nativity scene, husky dogs, polar bears and other animals, as well as a bustling Christmas market. But instead of the promised magical festive treat, visitors experienced fairy lights hung from trees and a broken ice rink.

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