A 29-year-old Connecticut man is accused of selling counterfeit NBA Finals tickets outside TD Garden ahead of Wednesday’s Game 3, in keeping with the Boston Police.
Police have been warning hoop fans about fake tickets on the secondary market because the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors involves the Hub.
About half-hour before tipoff on Wednesday, law enforcement officials arrested Jeffrey Hall, 29, of Naugatuck, Conn., in the world of Causeway Street.
Officers on patrol in the world of TD Garden say they encountered Hall, who was in possession of forged tickets to the sport. Officers also learned that Hall was wanted on an impressive warrant out of Wrentham District Court for forged admission ticket and unlicensed ticket resale.
Hall was arrested without incident for his outstanding warrant and will likely be summonsed to court for the fake tickets before Game 3.
Following this incident, Boston Police are again reminding fans to be wary of counterfeits when purchasing tickets for the NBA Finals.
“The BPD encourages fans to only buy tickets from authorized ticket agencies,” BPD said. “Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source are taking a probability and accomplish that at the customer’s own risk. Officers need to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to only purchase from official vendors. Purchasing via other means creates the potential for possessing an invalid and/or counterfeit ticket.”
Individuals with information concerning the selling of faux tickets are being urged to contact Boston Police. Those that need to remain anonymous can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).