Two men have been arrested and charged with first-degree theft in connection with that concert ticket scam in Dubuque. Authorities say 20-year-old Jeffrey Adam Revis of Florida and 30-year-old Charles L. Warthan of Tennessee were two of the people behind the scam, which saw hundreds by tickets to a “Summer Jam 2006” concert at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.
According to authorities, other scam artists are being sought in connection with the bogus tickets. Top Billboard stars Ciara, Chamillionaire, and Chris Brown were listed on the tickets, but none of the stars had been signed to play the show at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.
Dubuque County Sheriff’s deputies set up a sting at Dubuque-area store after someone called the store, saying he’d come pick up the money from tickets that had been sold. They later arrested Revis and Warthan. People who bought tickets to the non-show can turn them in at the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office and authorities say they hope to hand out refunds eventually.