Cops in Scottsdale, Ariz. nabbed nine people today for selling forged Super Bowl tickets, the AP reports. Police cottoned onto the scam when a Massachusetts couple reported doling out $2,500 for the fake passes. Cops tracked suspects to a Motel 6, where they found dozens of forged tickets, marijuana, and one alleged conspirator trying to eat five fake tickets.
The suspects could face false reporting, forgery, fraud schemes and marijuana possession charges, police said. But cops let all nine go pending formal charges and completion of a police probe.