Man Charged With Selling Fake Bears Tickets

CHICAGO (STMW) – A Crestwood man who spent more than $1,000 on fake Bears tickets for Sunday’s game was charged with forgery after selling two of them to another man, police said.

The victim went online and bought two tickets from Kenneth Babich, 24, in section 108 for $250 each for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to a Chicago Police report.

They met Sunday morning at 1800 S. Lake Shore Dr. and the victim picked up the tickets, but learned they were counterfeit when he tried to enter the stadium, police said.

Frustrated, he called Babich back and told him he wanted to buy more tickets. Babich agreed and they met again at the same location — this time a police sergeant who arrested him at 11:45 a.m., according to the report. Police recovered two more tickets.

While at the Central District for processing, Babich told police he’d purchased the tickets for $1,050 several days before the game at 35th and State streets and learned they were fake when comparing them to tickets his boss had. He told police he wanted his money back so he put them on Craigslist, the report said.

Police said Babich, of 13617 Loomis Lane in Crestwood, was charged with one count of felony forgery.

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  • Gary Nosek

    That why your better of buying from a website.True you buy a service fee but you get a Worry-Free Guarantee

  • ike kohut

    Buying from a website is the safest way.You don’t know if the ticket is fake or not.Plus,it might be a setup to rob you.m

  • righttrack

    So instead of filing a police report when he learned that the tickets were fake, he tried to pass them off to somebody else and recoup his losses. Now he’s in the hot seat as the criminal, instead of a victim of somebody else’s scam. And how do we know for sure that he got scammed in the first place – that’s just the story he’s telling right now.

  • Suckee

    Most people suck.

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