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Bengals playoff ticket scammer sentenced to jail, fined

Mario Riep, 36, pleaded guilty to forgery charges after he tried to sell fake tickets to the sold-out Bengals/Steelers wild card game to undercover cops, according to police. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Mike Woeste) Mario Riep, 36, pleaded guilty to forgery charges after he tried to sell fake tickets to the sold-out Bengals/Steelers wild card game to undercover cops, according to police. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Mike Woeste)
Mario Riep (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Mario Riep (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A West Chester man arrested for selling counterfeit Bengals playoff tickets in January was sentenced to 180 days in jail and fined Thursday.

Mario Riep, 36, pleaded guilty to forgery charges after he tried to sell fake tickets to the sold-out Bengals/Steelers wild card game to undercover cops, according to police.

Court records show Riep advertised to sell "Bengal" game day tickets via the internet on Craigslist. 

"(Riep) made arrangements to meet with undercover police officers to sell two tickets for $500 for the game on (Saturday) the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers," Cincinnati police wrote in a criminal complaint.

In addition to jail time and the fine, Riep must serve 400 hours of community service and 3 years probation.

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