Osceola County deputies recovered more than $1 million in theme park tickets during a four-day undercover crackdown on illegal ticket-resale schemes, officials said.
The Sheriff’s Office on Friday announced the arrest of 14 people on a charge of resale of multi-day tickets. The undercover stings hit 10 businesses, officials said, located along U.S. Highway 192.
Investigators with the sheriff’s Tourist Policing Unit recovered 3,617 tickets during the operation, as well as $41,000 in cash, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Arrested on the ticket resale charge were:
Juan Roman Jr., 29; David Cohen, 21; Jokhan Pradeep, 22; Angel Gonzalez, 36; Mark Gramley, 26; Wayne Bradshaw, 51; Craig Dmitruk, 26; Cameron Hope, 43; Amber Beckwith, 23; Michelle Johnson, 22; Joseph Leech, 33; Michael Robinson, 56; Randy Gulkin, 53; Aaron Kimmins, 20.
Detectives also arrested 21-year-old Robert Campbell, identified by investigators as a lookout at one of the ticket booths, on a charge of obstruction of justice.
Ali Said, 28, was arrested on a charge of sale and delivery of marijuana. Investigators said he was selling marijuana to ticket booth workers. Those arrested in the sting were booked into the Osceola County Jail.