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Police: Man sold bogus UNC-Duke tickets

Posted March 13, 2013 12:39 p.m. EDT

— A Columbus County man has been charged with selling phony tickets to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill basketball game, police said Wednesday.

John Graham Jr., 50, of 220 Walls Lane in Chadbourn, was arrested Saturday on charges of obtaining property by false pretense and resisting arrest.

Chapel Hill police said someone bought tickets to UNC's game against Duke University online and learned they were fake, so they worked with police to apprehend the ticket seller.

Someone ordered four more tickets to the UNC-Duke game, and officers arrested the seller as he tried to collect payment for the tickets, police said.