Vendors Selling Fake Tickets to NYC Tourist Attractions Arrested
Police in New York City have announced the arrests of nearly two dozen people on the charges of selling fake tickets to popular tourist attractions.
According to The Associated Press, the illegal vendors are accused of allegedly selling unsuspecting tourists fraudulent tickets to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. In reality, authorities say the tickets were actually for ferry rides around New York Harbor that made no stops.
Police announced that the illegal vendors will face charges of fraudulent accosting, and some of those accused of the crimes were actually parolees with a history of serious crimes.
In addition, reports suggest the illegal vendors worked for five different companies and were contracted to sell ferry tickets for boat operators operating in New York Harbor. Three of the five companies are run by parolees.
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