North Carolina issued a formal warning to fans about counterfeit tickets being sold for UNC’s remaining home games. Officials have been on the lookout and a Florida man has been arrested to selling fake tickets to next week’s UNC/Duke regular season finale.
Here are the details via The Herald Sun:
Andrew Frank Arvai, 24, has been arrested for selling counterfeit tickets to the Feb. 9 UNC-Duke men’s basketball game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Durham Police Department report states that Arvai was arrested at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Bvld.
DPD spokesman Wil Glenn alleged that Arvai placed an ad on Craigslist for the tickets and set up a meeting with a ticket broker from stubhub.com at Northgate to sell the tickets to the Feb. 9 game.
Glenn said the broker had purchased tickets from Arvai in the past and the Feb. 9 transaction was a sting. The broker called mall security and alerted a police officer that he was going to meet the scalper, who he accused of selling phony tickets.
Arvai was charged with four counts of scalping tickets, four counts of counterfeiting a trademark and four counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.