New Jersey Woman Arrested in Fake NFL Ticket Scheme, Fake GoFundMe Account: Police

Police say they've arrested the New Jersey woman who's allegedly scammed at least 10 people out of thousands of dollars in a fake NFL ticket scheme and a fake online fundraising account.

Alicia Pallozzi, 32, was arrested on a charge of theft by deception Wednesday as she was traveling from Maryland to New Jersey, according to Franklin Borough Police. She was taken into custody in Franklin, near the police headquarters.

She was transported to Sussex County Jail, where she remains in lieu of bail. It's not clear if she has an attorney. 

Police said Pallozzi had been selling fake tickets to Jets and Giants games in a luxury suite with food and drink and field access.  She claimed she was selling the package deals for Jets and Giants games through her husband's company, the Institute of Culinary Education.

One couple forked out $300; another woman gave Pallozzi $1,600 for a group of tickets for local peewee coaches who wanted to take kids to their first NFL game, according to police.

The woman is also accused of setting up a GoFundMe page for a young woman who recently died, then taking the donations that were supposed to go to the victim's family for funeral expenses. 

GoFundMe says it will donate the stolen amount to the victim's family, according to police, and investigators are still working to determine the total loss. 

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