WASHINGTON – Three men are under arrest in Fairfax County, charged with selling fake playoff tickets to Wizards fans.
After examining his Wizards tickets purchased for $650 off Craigslist, police say a Fairfax buyer noticed spelling errors and inconsistencies in the printing. The typos drew enough suspicion to call police. And he wasn’t the only victim.
Another man told police that he responded to an ad and bought two tickets for $350. He noticed illegible red letters on the tickets and contacted Ticketmaster. The tickets were determined to be fakes.
So Fairfax police set up a sting. They met the sellers in a parking lot and said they were going purchase tickets. Instead, officers arrested three men from New York City, says Lucy Caldwell spokeswoman for the Fairfax County Police Department.