By Jeremy Gorner
7:56 PM EDT, October 16, 2013
George Huff, 25, was arrested Tuesday in the 5500 block of South Laflin Street and charged with selling fake Chicago Bears tickets counterfeit Chicago Bears tickets on four different occasions, according to Officer Michael Sullivan, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
Huff, of the 5500 block of South Loomis Boulevard, was charged hit with four felony counts after victims picked him out of a photo array, Sullivan said.
Tuesday’s charges follow other felony charges last month involving three other alleged attempts to sell fake tickets to sporting events. after Huff was arrested Sept. 5 on charges that he tried to sell four fake Bears tickets to someone in the South Loop for $600, police said.
As part of those forgery charges, he was also accused of selling four counterfeit Bears tickets at the same South Loop location in the 1200 block of South Wabash Avenue on Aug. 28, police said. Those charges also covered an incident in May when he allegedly sold two fake Blackhawks tickets, police said. The alleged sale took place in the 3600 block of South Wentworth Avenue, just outside of U.S. Cellular Field.
Huff’s bail was set at $25,000 Wednesday on the new charges when he appeared for a bond hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courts building before Cook County Judge Israel DesiertoÖ.
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