Six charged with selling fake ticketsBy Times staff writer
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published September 25, 2002
TAMPA -- Tampa police arrested six men, five from Philadelphia and one from Georgia, Monday night on charges of selling counterfeit tickets to the Monday Night Football game between the Buccaneers and the St. Louis Rams.
Investigators said the men sold the fake tickets -- most of them for $100 for a $59 seat -- to unsuspecting fans and undercover Tampa detectives and Hillsborough sheriff's deputies outside Raymond James Stadium.
Officers recovered 133 tickets from the arrests. The men face charges ranging from ticket scalping to vending goods with a counterfeit trademark to fraudulent possession of an admission ticket.
Those arrested are Jameel Wallace, 22; Harold Williams, 39, Augie Wallace, 50; Augie Wallace Jr., 23; Nogomo Ransome, 26, all of Philadelphia; and Kevin Bryant, 44, of Decatur, Ga.
Four of the six men remained in jail Tuesday night.
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