WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – A Delaware man has been arrested and charged with the theft of more than $37,000 in Phillies tickets.
According to police, an employee of The News Journal contacted them on Mar. 13, 2013 and reported that the newspaper had purchased 324 Phillies tickets with 81 parking passes. The tickets were reportedly delivered to a business at 1209 N Orange Street and signed for by an unknown employee there on Feb. 22, 2013.
On March 9th, another New Journal employee noticed the tickets reserved for The News Journal were on sale by a third party on Craiglist.
Following an investigation wherein two officers acted as interested buyers and met the seller, he was taken into custody in possession of the Phillies tickets and a parking pass.
Further investigation revealed that the seller had received the tickets from 40-year-old Scott Lascala. He believed they were gifts from Lascala’s employer and was unaware they were stolen. The seller wasn’t charged.
Lascala was arrested at his office, located at 1209 N Orange Street. Apparently, he had signed for the mistakenly delivered tickets and then began distributing them to fellow employees and selling them to third parties.
The Phillies have voided all of the tickets related to the incident. The tickets in question are season tickets for all 81 home games for the Diamond Club, Section G, Row 12, Seats 7, 8, 9, and 10.
Anyone who may have purchased these tickets or may be attempting to sell them should contact police at 302-576-3670.