I-Team: Huge Cavs ticket scam under investigation

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CLEVELAND - The Fox 8 I-Team has learned Cleveland Police have been investigating suspected con men buying more than $20,000 worth of Cavs tickets with stolen credit card numbers.

A police report shows the tickets were bought for games dating back to the start of the year and investigators believe the tickets were then resold.

The police report also shows the tickets were purchased by the suspects through the FlashSeats site set up by the team to help protect fans from con men. The stolen credit card numbers go back to people all over the country with victims from at least 7 states including Ohio.

This comes as the I-Team has recently shown you 4 people busted in recent days for selling fake tickets to the NBA Finals.

We went looking for the suspects in the case of the tickets and stolen credit cards. One man called us later. He first said he didn’t know anything about this, then he admitted he’d been questioned by police. He added, “I know I haven’t done anything wrong. I haven’t one anything to get charged.”

A Cavs spokesperson said the team can’t comment on matters going through the legal process.

The case has been referred to a grand jury for charges.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office says the case is under review.

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