Outraged and heartbroken Justin Bieber fans may yet see some justice after a slew of bogus tickets to the pop star’s concerts hit the street.
Coquitlam RCMP have arrested a 38-year-old Port Coquitlam man, accused of peddling the counterfeit passes.
Police tracked down Giuseppe Farinella on a tip from a Kelowna mother and daughter who had paid $600 for a pair of the fake tickets through Kijiji.
He now faces one count of fraud and possessing identity documents, and is due in court next week.
Police say they think Farinella, who also used the names Joey and Troy may have swindled others with the bogus Bieber tickets.
They’re asking anyone who bought from him to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2016-7605.
The concert was plagued with phony tickets, sold through a variety of sources. One Bieber fan flew all the way to Vancouver from Brazil only to find tickets she’d bought through a website called Vivid tickets were fake. It’s not clear if those tickets were among those allegedly sold by Farinella.