Two arrested for selling counterfeit football tickets

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) – Two Birmingham men are facing charges after Tuscaloosa police say they were found selling counterfeit tickets to the University of Alabama versus Penn State game.

Officers say that two people approached them and said they bought counterfeit tickets. They gave a description of the vehicle and officers were able to quickly find it, a 2009 Nissan Maxima.

An officer approached the vehicle and told them to stop when the vehicle sped away. A police helicopter spotted the car and gave patrol officers directions to find the car.

After locating the car and conducting a traffic stop, officers found three counterfeit tickets to the game plus three fake $20 bills. Other tickets were found in the car as well, but their authenticity has not been verified.

30-year-old Latarence Ardarius Dunner and 39-year-old Jeffrey Lamar Foster are both implicated in the counterfeiting scam. Dunner is facing three counts of possession of a forged instrument in the 2nd degree. Foster faces six counts of possession of a forged instrument in the 2nd degree and one charge of attempting to elude police.

Both men are being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

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