Police: Hartford man arrested for selling fake Justin Bieber tickets

Chad Aceto (Photo provided by the Hartford Police Dept.)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford police have arrested a man who they say was selling fake tickets to the upcoming Justin Bieber concert.

Hartford police say they received several complaints over the past several months that an individual was selling fake concert tickets on Craigslist. An undercover officer arranged to meet up with the suspect to try to buy the fake tickets.

Around 5:30 p.m. Monday, the suspect, 22-year-old Chad Aceto of Hartford, tried to sell the undercover officer four fake tickets to the upcoming Justin Bieber concert.

At a nearby apartment, officers found several more fake tickets to upcoming concerts at the XL Center and Mohegan Sun Casino. Police say they also found a revolver, two tasers, glue sticks, and other materials used to make fake tickets.

Aceto was arrested and charged with fifth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, second-degree conspiracy to commit forgery, interfering with police, second-degree forgery. fifth-degree larceny, and criminal possession of a firearm.

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