A Lafayette man is accused of overcharging a buyer for tickets to the College National Championship football game between LSU and Clemson, said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator.
The victim, from Shreveport, told deputies that he purchased a pair of tickets in section 104 of the Mercedez Benz Superdome from Michael Dean Simmons for $3,654. When the victim arrived at the game, Simmons presented him with tickets in section 647. The victim refused the tickets and Simmons would not refund the money, according to a release.
Michael Dean Simmons; courtesy Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office
An investigation determined the price of one ticket in section 647 for the game was $525. The investigating detective obtained an arrest warrant for Simmons for Felony Theft in the amount of $2,604.
Simmons turned himself in at the Caddo Correctional Center Wednesday. His bond was set at $15,000.