New Jersey man accused of selling fake Spurs tickets

Malik Jumuah, 40, arrested on charge of forgery of a commercial instrument

SAN ANTONIO - A New Jersey man has been arrested for allegedly selling phony tickets to a San Antonio Spurs game.

Malik Jumuah, 40, was booked into the Bexar County jail Tuesday on a charge of forgery of a commercial instrument.

Bexar County sheriff's investigators who were working security at the AT&T Center May 6 said they first noticed Jumuah selling tickets in the parking lot, an arrest warrant affidavit stated.

Investigators said Jumuah readily identified himself and told them he was selling legitimate tickets to the game.

After scanning a ticket which appeared to be real, investigators said they released Jumuah, the affidavit stated.

Later, however, several Spurs fans showed up holding tickets for the same seats.

Investigators said they discovered, upon closer inspection, that some of those tickets were forged.

The affidavit stated that the people holding the forged tickets told investigators they'd answered an ad on Craigslist and met with Jumuah in the parking lot to pay him $150 for each ticket.

The actual price of the tickets for those lower level seats was $350, the affidavit stated.

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