No one has been arrested for ticket scalping yet

By: Ryan Houston Email
By: Ryan Houston Email

No arrests have been made for ticket scalping this year yet. Richmond County Investigators say that could change soon.
Last year during Masters Week 42 people were arrested for ticket scalping.

This year more than 50 warnings have been given out so far. Investigators say if you do not follow the rules, you will go to jail.
"I'll pay a couple of hundred dollars for a ticket. what's your limit? not much over that," said Masters Fan Fred Sikes.

Sikes and his wife are from North Carolina. They need two tickets to get inside Augusta National.

"You're going to see Tiger and everybody that's anybody in golf. It's well worth it," said Sikes.

"We are not targeting them," said Richmond County Chief Deputy Patrick Clayton.

He says the Special Operations Division is taking pictures and warning commercial ticket scalpers. More than 40 people were arrested, but Clayton says they're taking a different approach this year.

"They have been identified and warned. Now we're going to another phase, if they don't comply," said Clayton.

Georgia Law says ticket buyers and sellers must have a broker and business license. Investigators say they're more focused on those who break the rule of buying or selling 2700 feet from Augusta National's property.

The National Association of ticket brokers has five tips to help you buy tickets safely. Click here for more tips

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