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As the price of tickets go up, so do the opportunities to profit from them illegally. The latest example: former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter, who allegedly participated in a ticket scam worth millions of dollars, CBS reports.
According to the investigation, Art Schlichter and Anita Barney, of Dublin, Ohio, whose husband co-founded Wendy's, accepted money for hundreds of thousands of dollars, supposedly in exchange for producing tickets to sporting events. However, they never produced the tickets. Events allegedly included in the scam were the Super Bowl and the Ohio State vs. Michigan game.
Barney could not be reached for comment, but her attorney said she herself was conned by Schlichter. "Anita is without question the victim of a massive crime," said her attorney.
Art Schlichter, who is a former All-American that has struggled with addictions and spent time behind bars, has not been arrested, but confirmed that he will be meeting with police, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
If you're looking to avoid being scammed when buying tickets, a few simple precautions will go a long way.