Mountain View Police Nab Scammer Selling Invalid Disneyland Tickets

MOUNTAIN VIEW (BCN) — Police have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of selling invalid Disneyland tickets on Craigslist to an unsuspecting family, police
said.

Police arrested David Kao out of San Francisco Wednesday. One or more undercover officers made a similar purchase from Kao, which led to the arrest, police spokesman Sgt. Saul Jaeger said.

Jaeger said the case offers two lessons for citizens. Victims should call police and criminals may find police as the victim of the crime.

The family of four bought the park hopper tickets from Kao for $500, which was a good deal for the family, police said. But when they got to the park they were told the tickets weren’t valid.

Police said the tickets were legitimate but they were not activated by the store where Kao somehow obtained them. The tickets had to be activated like gift cards.

The family ended up paying for new tickets.

Police said when they apprehended Kao he was ready to sell more invalid tickets. He was arrested on suspicion of two counts of theft by false pretenses and possession and transportation of marijuana for sales and transport, according to police.

Police booked him into the San Jose Main Jail without incident.

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