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Friday, January 16, 2015

SPD Assist in Stopping Sale of Counterfeit Football Tickets


News Release

Contact: Deputy Chief Paul TrantJanuary 16, 2015

New England Patriots AFC Championship Game
Counterfeit Ticket Arrests in Somerville

Four New York Individuals Arrested
Tickets advertised via Craigslist

On Thursday, January 15, 2015, Somerville Police received a call from Billerica Police relating that a Billerica resident had reported that he had bought counterfeit Patriots tickets (for the AFC championship game on 1/17/15) from a person via Craigslist.  This transaction had taken place at the Holiday Inn, Somerville, earlier in the day. He had paid $900 for the four counterfeit tickets.

Somerville Police Detective Sergeant Warren Chaille and Detective Paul Duffy conducted an investigation that led to the arrests of three men and a juvenile from New York, including the seizure of additional counterfeit tickets and thousands of dollars in cash. 

The individuals identified below were charged in Somerville District Court with violating MA General Laws Ch. 266 s.30A Larceny Over $250. and Ch. 274 s.6 Attempt to Commit a Crime. They are currently held on bail at the Billerica House of Correction.

The Somerville Police Department worked in conjunction with the Billerica Police Department, New England Patriots and the National Football League as part of this investigation.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice work SPD.

What is it about the Somerville Holiday Inn that attracts so much "illegal doings" over the years?
Same goes for that other hotel across from the 99 Restaurant off of Middlesex AVE.