If your team can’t make the championship game then you might as well make some money off the event, right? Eh, only if you want to watch the next three decades worth of NFC Championship games on a correctional center’s rec room television.
A 41-year-old Chicago man has been charged with five counts of forgery for selling counterfeit NFC Championship game tickets.
Kenneth Lee collected more than $4,000 from a handful of people after selling them tickets through the Web site craigslist, according to a criminal complaint filed in Brown County Circuit Court.
Lee was one of five people arrested for selling fake tickets to the game. The four others did not appear in court Tuesday.
About a dozen people paid between $300 and $900 for counterfeit tickets to the game. Some fans didn’t find out their tickets were fake until they sat in the seats and were removed from the stadium by an usher once people with real tickets showed up, police said.
Face value for tickets to Sunday’s game was $148.
A cash bond of $50,000 was issued for Lee, who is scheduled to appear in court again Jan. 29. He faces up to 30 years in prison and $50,000 in fines if convicted.
Wow, 30 years in the slammer for forging tickets!! And Michael Vick might be in an NFL uniform in how long?? Did our counterfeiter electrocute someone we don’t know about?
[ CBS2Chicago.com]: Chicagoan Charged With Forgery Of Packers Tix