A New York man faces multiple criminal charges accusing him of scalping bogus tickets to the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton."
Anthony Huger, 32, is accused in a state Supreme Court indictment of selling and attempting to sell fake ticket to the show through advertisements on the Craigslist website, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said Tuesday.
“Scammers pick the hottest tickets in town in order to trap unwitting victims,” Vance said. “As a Grammy- and Pulitzer-winning musical that is sold out through January 2017, Hamilton fits the bill."
The indictment accuses Huger of scalping phony theater tickets on three occasions.
A couple who purchased two tickets from Huger on Feb. 12 for $300 noticed that the tickets appeared to be forgeries and contacted police. Another buy was set up and officers arrested Huger, who had two bogus tickets on him.
Huger was indicted on 10 felony counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, among other charges, Vance said.