MIDTOWN — A teen scammer was arrested for selling four fake tickets to the smash Broadway musical "Hamilton" to the tune of more than $1,000, authorities said.
Lucia Gaudino, 18, met her first victim at a Starbucks at 425 Madison Ave., at the corner of East 49th Street, on May 3, after they responded to a Craigslist ad offering the tickets, the criminal complaint said.
The buyer paid Gaudino $440 for two phony tickets, the complaint said.
A week later, on May 10, a second would-be buyer responded to a Craigslist ad and met Gaudino at the same Starbucks that afternoon, the complaint said.
But after that person paid $700 for two tickets, he noticed the seller had used a different email address in their correspondence and realized the tickets were fake, police said.
Gaudino was arrested and charged with four counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and two counts of petit larceny, the Manhattan DA’s office said.
She admitted to selling the fake tickets, noting she used an app that “provides an alternative phone number for text messaging” to arrange the sales, the complaint said.
She was released on her own recognizance on May 13 and is expected to appear in court on July 18, the DA’s office said.
An attorney for Gaudino declined to comment Wednesday.