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Cops Nab Ticket Counterfeiters At Madonna Gig

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Police have arrested three men in connection with the sale of counterfeit tickets outside of Boardwalk Hall, ahead of a November 22nd concert by Madonna.

According to the Press of Atlantic City, Richard Ferdinand, 26, of The Bronx, N.Y.; David L. Hammond, 23, of Alexandria, Va.; and Kyle Tuttle, 25, of Bridgeport, Conn. were arrested when undercover police detectives allegedly purchased fake tickets with a face value of $350 from the men. Police say that the men appear to have been working independently of each other.

Each of the men was charged with with attempted theft by deception, uttering a forged instrument, reselling tickets without a license and reselling tickets adjacent to a venue.

"We've seen the problem pop up lately with higher-ticket events," Boardwalk Hall General Manager Greg Tesone told the Press of Atlantic City, "Boxing's been a problem. And Madonna is a more expensive ticket. I guess the profit margins are higher for these guys." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers