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Seattle police: Ticket scammer may have sold fake 'Hamilton' tickets

"Hamilton" at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Wash. (Photo: KOMO News)

SEATTLE -- Police are investigating a man who may have scammed dozens of people with fake tickets.

Among them may be phony tickets to "Hamilton," the smash Broadway musical now at the Paramount Theatre.

Police are seeking possible victims of the man.

Police began investigating the man in Jun 2017 when surveillance cameras caught him breaking into a Wedgwood restaurant. Detectives found out the man had reportedly stolen ticket paper stock at a break-in at a U District music venue.

Police also discovered he was trying to sell tickets to "Hamilton." He was arrested in a grocery store parking lot trying to deal in tickets.

A search of the man's house turned up ticket paper and a laptop use to print forged tickets, police said.

The man is bald, white and in his late 40s. He reportedly posted ads for his tickets on such sites as Craiglist and OfferUp. He always met his victims in person and in King County, police said.

If you believe you may have been targeted by a suspect matching this description in a ticket scam, police ask that you email detectives at SPD5029@Seattle.gov.

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