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Seattle Police seek victims of fraudulent tickets to ‘Hamilton’, ‘Katy Perry’, ‘Tom Petty’, other events

SEATTLE — Seattle Police are trying to find any victims who have purchased fraudulent tickets to see “Hamilton” or any other shows or events including Bruno Mars, Seattle Seahawks, Katy Perry, Paradiso Festival, Book of Mormon, Kendrick Lamar, U2, Watershed, Tom Petty and Mama Mia.

Detectives say this burglary suspect who has been arrested posted ads for his tickets on sites like Craigslist and OfferUp and always met his victims in person in the King County area. If you were a victim who bought the bogus tickets, please email detectives at SPD5029@Seattle.gov.

Detectives say the suspect was featured on Washington’s Most Wanted in June of 2017 for burglarizing the Wedgwood Broiler Restaurant in North Seattle while wearing a catcher’s mask. Police say he also broke into the Neptune Theatre in the University District and stole ticket stock paper that he used to make the bogus tickets. 

Detectives in SPD’s Major Crimes Task Force arrested him in a grocery store parking lot shortly after he tried to pawn a few tickets off on an unsuspecting victim.

Detectives served a warrant on the man’s house and recovered the remaining ticket paper and a laptop used to print the forged tickets.

Police believe the man may have sold bogus tickets to dozens of people and are now seeking potential victims.

Q13 News is not naming him until he is formally charged with a crime.  He is free on $20,000 bail.