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Men charged with selling fake Stanley Cup tickets outside Consol Energy Center

Tribune-Review
| Thursday, June 2, 2016 8:18 p.m
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Two Massachusetts men are accused of selling counterfeit tickets for the Stanley Cup Final outside the Consol Energy Center.

Pittsburgh police on Wednesday arrested John Green, 46, and Ronald Seeley, 45, and charged them with conspiracy, forgery and tampering with evidence.

According to a criminal complaint, police received a tip from ticket vendors that the men were selling fake tickets across from Consol Energy Center.

When officers pulled up to the hockey arena, a vendor flagged them down and pointed to a car that pulled out of a parking lot and took off toward Sixth Avenue.

When police pulled over the car, Seeley tore up eight tickets that were lying on his lap, authorities said. Officers recovered 10 other tickets and $1,384 in cash.

The tickets came back as counterfeit when police scanned them at Consol Energy Center.

A witness told police Seeley and Green offered to sell him six tickets at $200 apiece, but he didn’t buy them because he knew they were fake just by looking at them.

Seeley and Green were arraigned Thursday and remain in the Allegheny County Jail, unable to post $10,000 bail. Their preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 15.

Court records do not list an attorney for them.

Tony Raap is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-320-7827 or traap@tribweb.com.

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