Police: More Than 150 People Bought Fake Super Bowl Tickets

Police say more than 150 people bought fake tickets to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. Police say more than 150 people bought fake tickets to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. |  Photo: KSTP-TV file

Created: February 21, 2018 04:06 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis police say 154 people didn't learn that they bought counterfeit Super Bowl tickets until they arrived at U.S. Bank Stadium Feb. 4.

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Minneapolis police Lt. Kim Lund tells the Pioneer Press that the number of fake tickets this year was seven times more than discovered at Houston's game last year. People spent between $400 and $5,000 on the bogus tickets.

Officers arrested 19 people in connection to the fake tickets over Super Bowl weekend. Bloomington police have also arrested another four or five people in possession of counterfeit tickets.

Shawn Neudauer is a Department of Homeland Security public affairs officer. He says authentic Super Bowl tickets have security features that are difficult to duplicate, such as heat-sensitive ink on the back.

Neudauer says investigations are underway.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press

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