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New law cuts down on counterfeit football tickets


After passing an ordinance this summer to crack down on the selling of counterfeit football tickets, the Auburn Police Division says they did not have one report of a fake ticket last weekend at AU's first SEC game against Arkansas.

The new law regulates ticket scalpers in Auburn by having them apply for a permit.

Licensed scalpers have to wear an identification badge in plain sight, and be able to provide a matching picture ID upon request while scalping in Auburn.

Registered scalpers are required to pay a $155 registration fee and the permit would be valid from July 1 through June 30 of each year.

Auburn Police Chief Paul Register says in the past, they usual have a dozen reports of counterfeit tickets during the game.

Police say they aren't trying to target families trying to sell an extra ticket, but a person who is not from the community, selling multiple tickets for a profit.

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