HAYWARD (CBS SF) – The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office announced an arrest Wednesday in a scam that cost an East Bay couple nearly $6,000 for nonexistent tickets to the Super Bowl.
In January, the Osgood family found four seats to the 49ers-Ravens matchup for sale on Craigslist through an individual claiming to be a Baltimore season ticketholder. The cost seemed fair – $5,900, about double the original price.
After talking the deal out through text and email messages, the Hayward couple wired the funds cross country. When the package arrived from the seller, all it contained was a printed note that said “”Enjoy the game!!!! Go Ravens!!! LOL.”
What made the scam particularly noteworthy is that the scammer took the time to send the phony envelope and even included a return address.
On Tuesday, officers from the Coral Springs Police Department in Florida arrested Robert Pham on a warrant for Felony Theft by False Pretences, according to Sergeant J.D. Nelson.