Police: Thief sold fake NCAA tournament tickets on Craigslist

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Police are looking for someone who scammed a college basketball fan during the NCAA games in Philadelphia. (WPVI)

Police are looking for someone who scammed a college basketball fan during the NCAA games in Philadelphia.

Surveillance video shows the man wanted for selling fake tickets to the East Regionals at the Wells Fargo Center last month.

Investigators say he arranged the fraudulent sale through Craigslist.

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A 48-year-old woman met the man, who went by the name Sebastian Murphy, in Rittenhouse and paid him $300 dollars for two tickets to a game on March 24th.

But when she tried to use the tickets, she learned they were fake.

Police describe the suspect as a black male in mid to late 20s, average height with a thin build and medium complexion. He was wearing a white shirt, dark colored pants, white sneakers, and a black and red baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Central Detectives at 215-686-3093.

You can also submit an anonymous tip online at PhillyPolice.com.

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