(CBS) — With the Bears’ regular-season opener at Soldier Field Sunday, fans are looking for seats. And police are warning fans that they have arrested a man who was allegedly out to fleece them.
Police didn’t take George Huff, 24, into custody for scalping. They arrested him for forging Bears tickets.
Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said that Huff allegedly sold a fan four counterfeit Bears tickets on the 1200 block of South Wabash Avenue on Aug. 28. Police arrested him Thursday when he allegedly tried to sell an undercover officer four more phony Bears tickets, at the same location, for $600.
Huff restricted to bilking Bears fans. Huff is charged with selling two phony Blackhawks tickets in May to someone in the 3600 block of South Wentworth Avenue, and O’Brien said detectives believe that Huff has duped others.
Huff was expected to appear in bond court Saturday.
Area Central police detectives are working the case. Detectives can be reached at (312) 744-8384.