ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Police are warning fans to be cautious so their enthusiasm doesn’t turn them into victims as the Minnesota Wild clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday night.
Police arrested a Minneapolis man who is accused of purchasing a few Minnesota Wild tickets on Ticketmaster, and turning them into dozens of counterfeit ones. Officers are withholding the suspect’s name as they search for more victims.READ MORE: Federal Trial Begins Wednesday For 3 Frm. MPD Officers Charged In George Floyd's Death
A lieutenant said she noticed a pattern of fake Vikings tickets. Police said they believe the same man got thousands of dollars by pulling the same scam for hockey games. If you do buy scalped tickets, police say you have to be careful.READ MORE: Vaccine Or Testing Mandate At Twin Cities Bars, Restaurants Takes Effect Wednesday
“Most importantly if that person who’s selling you that ticket is not from the ticket office and they will not go with you either to the front gate or not allow you to take a picture of their ID and them, don’t purchase a ticket from them,” Lieutenant Kelly Lund with the Minneapolis Police Department said.MORE NEWS: Canadian Man Pleads Guilty To Sexually Abusing Children At Minnesota Casino
Police said they believe the man used a stolen credit card to purchase the tickets from Ticket Master. Charges are expected Thursday.