Suspect arrested in Super Bowl ticket scam

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2013 Super Bowl

altimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers (l and r) helmets and 2013 NFL Super Bowl XLVII (AP Photo)

 

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect is being held in a Florida jail in connection with the scamming of a diehard San Francisco 49ers fan who was duped out of thousands of dollars in a Super Bowl ticket scam earlier this year.

Before the big game last month, Sharon Osgood and her boyfriend, Dan Briggs, had wired $5,900 to a person after seeing a posting on Craigslist advertising Super Bowl tickets for sale.

But when a FedEx package arrived for Osgood, instead of the tickets, the package contained pictures of Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, along with a taunting note that said, “Enjoy the game!!!! Go Ravens!!! LOL.”

After two months of investigating, Alameda County sheriff’s officials say 37-year-old Robert Pham was arrested Tuesday in the South Florida city of Coral Springs, where he’s being held on suspicion of false pretenses.

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