Two people arrested for World Series counterfeit ticket fraud


Counterfeit ticket arreste (10/26/16)

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CLEVELAND- The FOX 8 I-TEAM has learned charges have been filed against two suspected conmen for selling fake tickets to the World Series. And we've learned others sold fake tickets to the Cavs home opener.

The cases put a new spotlight on a problem with fake tickets the I-TEAM revealed last spring as the Cavs went to the NBA Finals.

In one of the latest cases, two men paid hundreds for World Series tickets, only to get to the gate and find the tickets were counterfeit.

However, the men went back and found a suspect, chased him down, and held him for police.

Simeon Gunn has now been charged.

In a separate case, Reginald Henderson was arrested when undercover cops say they found him with counterfeit tickets to the World Series near East 9th and Prospect.

We've learned a handful of Indians fans showed up at the Indians game with counterfeit tickets, and a few also had fake tickets when they got to the door of the Cavs home opener.

Although two suspects were arrested, investigators believe other crooks are also selling counterfeit tickets this week. The Indians have warned fans about buying tickets on the street.

One of the latest victims told the I-TEAM, "Just want to make people aware, be very cautious who you buy from. I really thought the ticket was genuine. But what really flagged me was just the behavior of the guy who sold us the tickets."

One man arrested last spring for counterfeit tickets in Cleveland plead guilty, but he disappeared before sentencing. He still has not been found.

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