Man arrested for selling false Latin Night tickets

PHILIPSBURG–Police arrested a man suspected of selling counterfeit tickets to the Latin Night show scheduled to be held in Carnival Village today, Wednesday,starting at 8:00pm. The suspect was arrested in Cole Bay on Monday.

After comparing tickets confiscated from the suspect with an original ticket, it was clear to see the difference. An original ticket has a watermark imbedded in the ticket which the fake ticket does not have.

Police believe that the man, and possibly other unknown persons, sold 500 of these false tickets to the public at a price of US $25 per ticket. The original price of the true tickets was $35 and they are now sold for $40.
Police announced on Tuesday that the tickets sold by this individual have no value and will not be honoured by show promoters. Those who purchased those tickets or tickets from other unknown individuals and not from the businesses as was advertised will not be able to enter the village on “Latin Night” with their false tickets.

To avoid any unnecessary inconvenience these persons should purchase new tickets if they would like to attend the show and should file an official complaint with the Detective Department. When entering the Carnival Village, each ticket will be scanned with a UV light to indicate its validity.
The suspect remains in custody for questioning and further investigation.

Meanwhile all artistes are on island and ready to perform for tonight’s concert.

Source: The Daily Herald