For Immediate Release: November 2, 2016
Contact: Lieutenant Scott Wyckhouse (419) 408-1396
Troopers Discover Fraudulent World Series Tickets
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP – Two men are facing felony charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers located fraudulent World Series tickets in a vehicle during a traffic stop in Wood County.
Troopers stopped a 2015 Chevrolet Impala, with Illinois registration, for a lane change violation on Interstate 80 near milepost 69, at 9:31a.m. on November 2, 2016. Criminal indicators were observed and a consent search revealed World Series Game 7 tickets that appeared to be fraudulent. The tickets were confirmed to be fraudulent with an approximate value of over $4,000.
The driver, Terry R. Walls, 36, of Merrillville, Indiana and passenger, Citron A. Mitchell, 35, of Chicago, Illinois, were incarcerated in the Wood County Justice Center. Both are charged with forgery, a fifth-degree felony.
If convicted, each could face up to a year in prison and up to a $2,500 fine. The investigation is ongoing and more charges could be filed at a later time.
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