By Steve Beck and Cleve Bryan
MEDFORD, N.J. (CBS) — A South Jersey woman is accused of selling fake tickets to a concert that claimed Sheryl Crow as the headline performer.
Kelly Bryan, 42, of Burlington, New Jersey, was arrested Saturday and is facing numerous charges.
According to the Medford Township Police Department, a concert was being promoted by KBR Promotions, LLC. The concert was scheduled to take place at the Flying W in Medford on August 15th and was to feature Sheryl Crow as the headlining performer.
Due to the size of the event, the Medford Township Police and Lumberton Township Police departments contacted representatives of the Flying W to begin planning public safety for the concert.
As the preparations progressed, several issues arose which called into question the validity of the event and both police departments began an investigation in conjunction with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.
After an investigation, it was determined that Sheryl Crow was not booked to perform at the promoted concert.
Bryan, the concert promoter, was arrested Saturday.
“It’s a shame, this is a nice place and this shouldn’t have happened to the Flying W,” says Cynthia Potts who purchased for tickets at $65 a piece.
Investigators said Bryan admitted to promoting and selling tickets to the concert knowing Sheryl Crow would not be performing.
She was charged with Theft by Deception and Deceptive Business Practice.
“It started out as a legitimate event but Sheryl Crow was just never part of this event, though it was being advertised that she was the headliner,” says Medford Police Chief Richard Meder.
Bryan had an initial appearance in Mount Holly Monday afternoon where the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said that 200-250 tickets were sold.
Her bail was maintained at $100,000 full bond.
The Flying W released a statement saying “The Flying W Airport had no involvement in the promotion of the concert on in any effort to sell tickets for the event and has cooperated fully with the Lumberton Township Police Department.”