A FORGERY gang printed 5,000 bogus tickets for Jacky Cheung pop concerts intending them to be sold to unsuspecting fans, the District Court heard yesterday. Leung Kwok-cheong, 26, admitted his part in the scam and gave evidence for the prosecution against two men accused of printing the tickets. About 600 were sold for $320 each, the face value of genuine tickets, Leung said. The court heard Leung's share of the proceeds was to be $70,000. Chiu Chi-shing, 30, and Wong Ching-yu, 27, both deny forging the tickets in August last year. Leung admits the charge. Prosecutor Anthony Schapel said the Jacky Cheung concerts were held at the Hong Kong Coliseum in September and October last year. Genuine tickets were sold through Urbtix, the Urban Services Department ticketing centres. The court heard Chiu and Wong were partners in a printing business called the Fresh Design Printing Company in Aberdeen. Mr Schapel said the two defendants worked together with Leung to print the forged tickets in advance of the pop concerts. But the operation was smashed when officers of the Commercial Crime Bureau Counterfeit and Forgery Division moved in to arrest Leung. A safety deposit box in a Wan Chai bank was searched by officers who found 1,440 of the forged tickets, the court heard. Chiu claimed he had printed about 1,500 Jacky Cheung tickets for Leung but denied knowing they were forgeries. He said Leung told him he had been commissioned by the concert promoters to have the tickets printed. Wong also told police he believed the tickets to be legitimate. Leung admitted in court that he is currently serving a 41/2-year jail term for robbery and has previous convictions for theft, wounding and deception. The trial before Judge Jackson continues on Monday.