MIDTOWN EAST — A couple of theater lovers helped prosecutors nab a scammer who sold them fake tickets for Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway show "Hamilton."
Anthony Huger, 32, was indicted in Manhattan for selling fake tickets to the show through Craigslist.
Huger reportedly sold three tickets for $450 to a Westchester couple in January, and two for $300 to a Manhattan resident and his wife in February.
The Manhattan couple informed the police about the incident, and contacted Huger once again through the online ad to arrange a meeting at Lexington Avenue and 53 Street, where he was arrested.
“Scammers pick the hottest tickets in town in order to trap unwitting victims,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. “As a Grammy- and Pulitzer-winning musical that is sold out through January 2017, ‘Hamilton’ fits the bill."
Huger was charged Tuesday with criminal possession of a forged instrument, petit larceny, criminal impersonation, and attempted petit larceny.
"I urge theatergoers only to purchase tickets through authorized vendors, and to beware of deals that seem too good to be true," added Vance.