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Two Men Arrested in Winnipeg Jets Ticket Bust

October 7, 2011 1:19 PM | News

Two men were arrested after a police investigation for allegedly scalping Winnipeg Jets tickets. (CHRISD.CA)

Two men are facing charges after allegedly selling Winnipeg Jets tickets to undercover police officers at inflated values.

Winnipeg police say the arrests occurred on October 4 and October 6 in two separate incidents.

Police say both men, aged 37 and 50, posted an online ad advertising their NHL hockey tickets.

Undercover officers contacted each seller and arranged to purchase the tickets. Once the transactions in each case were complete, the men were arrested.

Both were issued a notice for breaching the province’s Amusement Act, also known as scalping.

Police are reminding the public to be cautious when making purchases via the internet.

The only legitimate way to purchase Jets tickets is through Ticketmaster or True North Sports and Entertainment’s soon-to-launch SeatExchange (previously called TicketExchange).