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Lafayette man arrested for theft, accused of overcharging for Nat'l Championship game tickets

Caddo Sheriff: Man overcharged buyer $1,050 for pair of tickets
Posted at 5:45 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 18:45:23-05

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

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.