Two Plead Guilty To Forging San Diego Comic Con Tickets

Two Plead Guilty To Forging San Diego Comic Con TicketsThe San Diego Comic Con entrance passes use a specific coded entry system on badges, scanned on entrance and repeat scanned through the show. Forged tickets are hard to get away with – but not impossible.

However just photocopying your own entrance badge and selling the copies on Craigslist isn't going to work. Especially when you are still going to Comic Con and can be tracked by your own original badge.

Farhad Lame and Navid Vatankhahan, both 24, pleaded guilty to this last week. They were sentenced to a $750 fine each, ten days of picking up roadside trash and to pay restitution to the two people they sold tickets to, and who were denied entrance as a result.

Lame and Vatankhahan were arrested on the last day of the show in 2010.

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