• Police: Man arrested for selling counterfeit tickets to 'Hamilton'

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    Seattle police are warning people about a man who they believe has scammed dozens of people with counterfeit tickets to "Hamilton."

    Police said detectives started investigating a man in June 2017 after surveillance cameras showed him breaking into a Wedgwood restaurant. Detectives then learned the same man had stolen ticket stock paper during another break-in at a University District music venue. 

    The man was arrested at a grocery store parking lot after trying to sell tickets to the musical "Hamilton."

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

     

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    The man is described as white, bald and in his late 40s. 

    Ads for his tickets were reported posted on sites like Craigslist and Offer-Up and met with his victims in person in King County Areas. 

    Police believe the man may have sold counterfeit tickets to dozens of people. 

    If you believe you may have been targeted, police said to contact detectives at SPD5029@seattle.gov. 
     

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