Atlanta man jailed for selling fake Texas A&M tickets

An Atlanta man is in the Brazos County jail accused of selling counterfeit tickets for last Saturday's A&M vs Tennessee game.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - An Atlanta man has been jailed and charged with selling counterfeit tickets to Saturday's Texas A&M football game against Tennessee.
 
Authorities say 33-year-old William Gerard Brown is charged with five counts of trademark counterfeiting, a misdemeanor because the ticket price was under $500. His bond was set at $15,000.
 
University police had received several reports from people saying they'd been scammed when they bought tickets that turned out to be useless so a plain-clothes officer was assigned near Kyle Field to look for a seller.
 
Brown told police he'd obtained from two other people the five tickets he was trying to sell.
 
If convicted, he faces up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.
 
Authorities say the phony tickets were missing a defining A&M trademark.
 

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