Thursday, August 4, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ticket Scalping Arrests – R16-57991 & R16-58140
The Winnipeg Police Service recently began an investigation into ticket scalping involving the upcoming Tragically Hip concert scheduled for August 5, 2016 at the MTS Centre.

Officers, working in an undercover capacity, met with two unrelated sellers after responding to advertisements for tickets posted online. In both situations, pairs of floor seat tickets were offered for an amount substantially greater than their original face value.

As a result of the investigation a 30 year-old male and a 31 year-old female, both of Winnipeg, were arrested on August 3, 2016. The accused were issued Provincial Offence Notices for breach of the Amusement Act and subsequently released.

Section 60 of The Amusement Act states that no person shall barter exchange for anything any ticket to a place of amusement for a price or consideration greater than that paid or given therefor to the owner of the place of amusement to which it is an admission.


For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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