Cops Nab 9 for Selling Forged Bowl Tickets

Police uncover 50 fake passes, dope, and more than $6K in cash
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2008 7:08 PM CST
Cops Nab 9 for Selling Forged Bowl Tickets
Super Bowl game tickets are seen with the University of Phoenix Stadium in the background Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, in Glendale, Ariz. The New England Patriots will play the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – 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. (Read more Super Bowl stories.)

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