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Man Arrested for Selling Counterfeit Bears, Hawks Tickets



    Man Charged for Selling Phony Bears Tickets

    A man was charged Friday for selling counterfiet Chicago Bears tickets and, with the NFL season underway, officials are warning of scammers. Rob Elgas reports. (Published Friday, Sept. 6, 2013)

    A man was charged Friday after he allegedly sold a myriad of counterfeit tickets to Chicago sporting events.

    Police said George Huff, 24, was arrested Thursday in the 1200 block of South Wabash Avenue after he tried to sell four counterfeit Chicago Bears tickets for $600.

    But this wasn’t Huff’s first time selling phony tickets to city sports fans.

    He was also identified as the man who sold four counterfeit Bears tickets in the same spot on Aug. 28 and also sold two fake Blackhawks tickets in May to a victim in the 3600 block of south Wentworth Avenue, according to authorities.

    Huff was charged with three counts of forgery and is expected to appear in bond court Saturday.

    Officials are warning of ticket scams as seats for the upcoming Chicago Bears game remain in high demand.

    Their tips for avoiding phony tickets include:

    • Use a reputable broker who has a guarentee
    • Check the seating chart
    • Closely examine the actual ticket
    • Look for typos, ink smears

    Area Central detectives are asking that anyone with information regarding these or similar incidents call (312) 747-8384.