In the “it may be time to lock ‘im up and throw away the key” department, George Huff, 25, of Chicago’s South Side, has been arrested yet a fourth time this year for attempting to profit off of counterfeit Chicago sporting events’ tickets, according to a Wednesday Chicago Tribune news story.
Huff was arrested Tuesday on the 5500 block of South Laflin Street for having sold fake Chicago Bears tickets on four different occasions. Why he was still on the streets of the city to sell a fourth time isn’t clear.
The criminal, who lives on the 5500 block of South Loomis Street, was charged with four new felony charges of forgery after he was picked out of a photo line-up by victims. Huff was scheduled to appear sometime on Wednesday for a bond hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courts building.
This incident occurred approximately a month after Huff was arrested for attempting to four counterfeit tickets for $600 in Chicago’s South Loop area. When the arrest occurred this week, Huff was out on bail from that arrest.
Two months ago, Huff was arrested on forgery charges for selling four bogus tickets to a Bears game at the same South Loop location in the 1200 block of South Wabash.
Last May, Huff was arrested for selling two phony Blackhawks tickets. That sale took place in the 3600 block of South Wentworth just outside of U.S. Cellular Field where the White Sox play ball.