PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Several people who bought forged tickets from the same seller gathered information that led authorities to the suspect, Vancouver police said.
Victims reported buying tickets for sporting events, Disney on Ice and others that turned out to be fakes and were rejected at the ticket window. Some of the buyers took photos of the seller and later matched their photos and stories with other victims on social media, which helped police find the suspect.
Ahmad Sharhrokh, 30, was arrested and booked into the Clark County jail for 3 counts of forgery, theft and possession of controlled substances (meth and heroin). More charges are expected to be filed in Oregon.
The Vancouver Police Department issued a reminder for people to use caution when buying tickets from unauthorized sellers. Indicators for a fake ticket could be missing information, multiple tickets with the same bar code numbers or uneven/unusual formatting and fonts.
Sharhrokh was also arrested for theft in Clackamas County in July.