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Nebraska Woman Arrested For Huskers Ticket Fraud

A photo of the outside of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 29: General view of the stadium before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Given the program's crazy sell-out streak, which has survived some lean years recently, it is obvious that Nebraska football fans are passionate. Unfortunately, one Lincoln woman took advantage of that this fall.

A local 31-year old woman who is unnamed as of now has been accused of opening credit cards in the name of another Nebraska woman, running up nearly $25,000 in charges, including Nebraska football tickets which she sold.

When the credit card purchase for the tickets was flagged, the person who bought five tickets was not able to get into a Huskers game. That set off an investigation.

In total, 10 different credit cards were used to buy Nebraska football tickets, with all of those charges getting disputed by their holders.

More, from the Omaha World-Herald:

Officers began an investigation after a Kearney woman reported paying $200 for five tickets to the Nov. 10 game against Illinois. The buyer said she was denied entrance to the game because the original owner had disputed credit card charges for the tickets.

Police learned that the Husker football tickets were fraudulently purchased with at least 10 different Cabela's Capital One credit cards. All of the card holders disputed the fraudulent charges.

Officers uncovered the scam with the aid of Cabela’s Capitol One investigators, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln director of ticketing and the Husker Ticket Exchange, police said. Investigators said a female employee of Cabela’s Capital One credit card department obtained the card holders' information.

Hopefully everyone whose identities and credit cards were compromised get full compensated. That situation is always horrifying.

[Omaha World-Herald]