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[9/25/2013] Two arrested for forging tickets to games at Koshien

by on Sep.25, 2013 @ 1:36 pm, under NPB

Hyogo Koshien police have arrested two individuals on suspicions of forging valuable papers (in this case, tickets) and attempting to commit fraud.

According to Koshien police, the two used counterfeit infield seat season tickets to gain access to a game at the stadium on the 23rd.  Stadium staff spotted the fake ticket when one of the two left their seat and was on their way back.  The fake ticket was only copied on one side, the reverse side was blank.

The two individuals were acquaintances -- one ran a restaurant and the other was a customer and postal service employee.  The restaurant owner borrowed a season ticket from someone he knew and made it into game a number of times in the past.  Both have reportedly admitted to the charges.

Source: Daily Sports 9/25/2013, Yomiuri Online 9/24/2013