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Woman Accused Of Selling Bogus Lady Gaga Tickets

Debra Louise Brass
Debra Louise Brass, 28, allegedly sold counterfeit tickets to a sold-out Lady Gaga concert at Staples Center. (credit: Hermosa Beach Police Department)

HERMOSA BEACH (CBS/CNS) — Authorities say a Hermosa Beach woman has sold more than 30 fake tickets to a sold-out Lady Gaga concert at Staples Center.

Debra Louise Brass, who turned 28 on the day of the Aug. 11 concert, was arrested Friday, according to jail records.

One of Brass's victims told police she was duped by a Craigslist ad, Hermosa Beach police Sgt. Robert Higgins said.

The woman told police she bought tickets from Brass but could not get into the concert. Outside Staples Center, the woman found about 50 other people who were denied entry because they had counterfeit tickets, Higgins said.

The woman took the names of the other victims and gave the list to police, he said. With it, detectives found about 30 other victims -- one of them from Seattle.

Brass, freed on $20,000 bail, is due in court in Torrance Oct. 13, he said. Anyone with more information was urged to call police at (310) 318-0330.

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