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Newz Forum: BASKETBALL: Man charged with selling bogus Lakers tickets

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TRD

posted on Jun, 8 2004 @ 07:11 PM
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who allegedly sold about $55,000 worth of Los Angeles Lakers season tickets with the promise of playoff seats to buyers who never received them was charged Tuesday with grand theft, authorities said.
 

Scott Raymond Thomas, 26, of Australia was arrested Monday at Los Angeles International Airport after he stepped off a plane, said Deputy District Attorney Jeff McGrath.

Thomas is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on three counts of grand theft and two counts of attempted grand theft. If convicted, he could face up to five years in state prison.

Thomas allegedly offered Lakers playoff tickets on eBay if the buyer would purchase season tickets estimated between $15,000 and $25,000. Prosecutors said one of the victims paid $25,000 and two others paid $15,000 each. Two other people were offered the tickets but didn't pay.

No tickets were ever received, prosecutors said.




posted on Jun, 8 2004 @ 07:35 PM
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You've gotta be really stupid to think that you could get away with that.

When the people don't get their tickets they obviously complain and there is no way that you can't get nailed for that.



posted on Jun, 8 2004 @ 08:29 PM
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I hate to see that, ripping of people that have no clue, that is sad, we don't need people like that in the world, but there always will be


TRD

posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 05:41 PM
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It's about time these people got caught it happens to much in all sports.

In the UK we have ticket touts, they get hold of big quanity's of sporting event tickets and sell them for 4..5...6...7..8..9..10 times the face value. For some of the real big games the ticket touts charge thousands for them.


Ben

posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 07:04 PM
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doesnt this happen everywhere though



posted on Jun, 10 2004 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by TRD
It's about time these people got caught it happens to much in all sports.

In the UK we have ticket touts, they get hold of big quanity's of sporting event tickets and sell them for 4..5...6...7..8..9..10 times the face value. For some of the real big games the ticket touts charge thousands for them.


Over here we call them scalpers, but sometimes it's beneficial to run into them in the parking lot when the game (or concert) is sold out. Of course, if they hadn't bought them all up, maybe the event wouldn't have been sold out.



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