KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Federal agents have seized phony World Series tickets worth tens of thousands of dollars, along with counterfeit Royals panties and other merchandise.
Before the first game of the series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, agents for Homeland Security nabbed 126 counterfeit game tickets. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a news release that the tickets had a $43,000 street value.
Four people were arrested Tuesday for allegedly selling counterfeit tickets to the World Series, reports CBS News affiliate KCTV.
Xian Padilla, 23, Warren Daniels, 34, Michael Pinero, 28, and Earl Santiago, 34, have been charged in Johnson County District Court and are each currently being held on $100,000 bonds.
Overland Park, Kan.,police said three of the four suspects came to Kansas City from New York, and the other is from Atlanta. Authorities are urging fans who bought bogus tickets to contact police.
Other counterfeit items that have been seized include T-shirts, baseball caps, cellphone cases, sweatshirts, and even baby clothes. One person suspected of selling counterfeit T-shirts is facing prosecution in Missouri's Platte County.