Man To Be Arraigned For Fake Bears Tickets

CHICAGO (WBBM) — An arraignment is scheduled for later Monday morning for a man accused of selling counterfeit Chicago Bears tickets.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Dave Mitchell reports, Kenneth Babich, 24, allegedly bought bad Bears tickets and then turned around and tried to sell them.

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Babich, of Crestwood, was ordered held on $10,000 bond in November, accused of buying counterfeit tickets for the Nov. 14 Bears-Minnesota Vikings game at Soldier Field, and then turning around and selling them to another man.

Police say the second victim bought the tickets online from Babich for $250 each. The men met near Soldier Field where the victim picked up the tickets, but then later learned they were counterfeit when he tried to enter the stadium.

Police say the victim called Babich back and told him he wanted to buy more tickets. They met again at the same location, where police arrested Babich and recovered two more phony tickets.

While at the Central District police station for processing, Babich told police he’d purchased the tickets for $1,050 at State and 35th streets, then 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, a police report said at the time.

  • FR

    $10,000 bond seems out of proportion for the crime which really belongs in CIVIL court.

    • EJ

      selling counterfeit tickets is FRAUD. and the last time I checked fraud is a CRIME; which puts in CRIMINAL court. scalping is also illegal so if he sold these for higher than the printed amount on the ‘ticket’ then that is an additional charge.

  • jim

    Make him do hard time .Have him watch a Cub game!

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