FBI Looks for Suspect in Fiesta Bowl Scam

FBI Looks for Suspect in Fiesta Bowl Scam

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The FBI is looking for a Salt Lake man who collected thousands of dollars for tickets to the Fiesta Bowl, but never delivered the tickets.

The nonexistent tickets were sold on Internet auction site eBay.

When fans gathered at a restaurant in Tempe, Arizona near the stadium before the game -- they realized they'd been scammed.

The story was reported in The Salt Lake Tribune. One fan told the paper he lost more than a thousand dollars on the ticket rip-off, and then spent another 800 dollars on tickets from a scalper. He said the exciting, double-overtime finish to the game took some of the sting out of the financial loss.

F-B-I agent Kevin Eaton says they're working with a variety of other law enforcement agencies to track down the swindler.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast