Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
Harry Levy has been charged with selling forged Syracuse University basketball tickets all around town.
Counterfeit tickets have always been a concern for anyone looking for Syracuse Orange basketball tickets along Marshall Street or around the Carrier Dome. There are good ways to protect yourself, of course. Always check the tickets closely. And never ever trust anyone who wants to meet you at the Baldwinsville Diner to do the deal.
A Syracuse man is accused of selling eight forged Syracuse University basketball tickets to two victims and Syracuse police suspect there are more victims out there.
That victim communicated with Levy through emails after seeing the tickets offered on Craig's List, Connellan said. The victim met with Levy in the parking lot of Sam's Club on Erie Boulevard East, he said. The victim wrote down the license plate of the car Levy drove to the sale, Connellan said.
Employing the old "never sell fake Cuse tickets in the same place twice" technique, Mr, Levy seemed to spread his shady deals all over the Syracuse-area, including:
- Sam's Club
- Bruegger's Bagel
- Jimmy John's
- Salvation Army (that's just metaphorically cruel)
- The Baldwinsville Diner
- Erie Blvd. Sunoco
- Destiny USA pedestrian bridge
Unfortunately for Syracuse basketball ticket scalpers, losing Levy leaves them with serious depth issues and they're going to have an uphill battle as they try to sell enough tickets to get through the NCAA Tournament.
FUN FACT: Levy was also arrested three years ago for attemtping to rob a DeWitt pizzeria. He's doing great.