Patriots warn of counterfeit tickets after four arrested in Craigslist deal
(Jan. 16, 2015) – When it comes to buying NFL playoff tickets on the secondary market, it’s always a case of buyer beware.
That’s especially true after counterfeit tickets to Sunday’s showdown between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots appeared on Craigslist.
The person who purchased the tickets realized they were fake and called police, who arrested four people in Somerville, Mass. The individuals, all from New York, had been selling counterfeit tickets in the Greater Boston area, according to the New England Patriots.
This transaction had taken place at the Holiday Inn, Somerville, earlier in the day. The person had paid $900 for the four counterfeit tickets.
Jose Lopez, 22, Jarrell Inge, 26 and Jatquan Hyman, 20, were all charged in connection with the crime. The fourth individual arrested is a juvenile.
The team is telling fans to beware of secondary market tickets for this weekend’s game. The only verified sellers are the Patriots Ticket Office and Ticketmaster, the team said.