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Police Confiscate $8,000 In Fake NFL Tickets For Colts, Bengals Games
Updated November 5, 2015 9:52 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(CINCINNATI, OH.) - A traffic stop helped police unearth a dozens of fake NFL tickets worth thousands of dollars for Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals games.

According to investigators from Ohio's Hamilton County, two men were stopped on Interstate 74 Wednesday for a traffic violation. A narcotics K9 alerted officers to the possibility of drugs in the vehicle, and a search turned up drug paraphernalia as well as counterfeit NFL tickets and parking passes.

Police said the tickets were for Thursday night's sold-out Cincinnati Bengals game against the Cleveland Browns and Sunday's game featuring the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. Investigators said the tickets, had they been valid, had a face value of more than $8,000.

The men, identified as Glenn Poindexter, 45, of New York, and Bruce Suares, 45, of New Jersey, had fake Bengals tickets priced at $145 and fake Colts tickets priced at $104. Police said tickets for both games could've commanded much more than face value. The Bengals game is sold out, and the Colts game features the return of former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

"It is scary how creative and how accurate these tickets look," Mike Robison, a spokesperson for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, told FOX19. "We're lucky to have caught them the way we did, and put them out of business, hopefully."

"We believe they were coming in to town, so hopefully we caught them before they were able to do any damage. But again, you have no idea the extent of a scheme like this," Robison said.

Poindexter and Suares face charges of criminal simulation and forgery. They were taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center.

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