Delaware man charged with theft of 324 Phillies tickets

Scott Lascala

March 29, 2013 2:46:35 PM PDT
A man from Newark, Delaware is accused in the theft of more than 300 Phillies tickets that were supposed to go to a local newspaper.

40-year-old Scott Lascala is charged with Theft and Conspiracy.

The 324 Phillies Diamond Club tickets and 81 parking passes were supposed to be delivered to the News Journal Media Group.

Instead they were delivered to another business on the 1200 block of North Orange Street back in February.

Lascala signed for them and allegedly began giving them out to friends and selling them on Craigslist.

A News Journal Media Group employee soon spotted the tickets online in the beginning of March and contacted police.

"The officer then followed some leads and tracked down a seller who was actually trying to sell of these tickets on Craigslist. They did set up a sting operation and talked with the seller, who actually cooperated with police," said Cpl. Mark Ivey, Wilmington Police.

The seller had no idea the tickets were stolen and was not charged. However he did lead police to Lascala.

"I'm not sure why he did it. I know that I'm surprised that he thought he could get away with it, he probably should have stayed with the old saying if it's not yours don't touch it," said Cpl. Ivey.

The Phillies have since voided the tickets and parking passes.

Police could not tell how many of the tickets were actually sold on the secondary market.

"They are Diamond Club tickets, seats 7,8,9, and 10 section G I believe. If you have those tickets and bought them on Craiglist, please contact us," said Cpl. Ivey.

Lascala was charged on Tuesday and was released after posting $2,000 bond. He faces felony theft charges.

Action News reached out for comment but no one answered the door at his home and the News Journal did not returned our phone call.