Richmond County deputies charge 13 more with Masters ticket scalping

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies charged 13 more people Wednesday with violating the ticket scalping law outside the gates of the Augusta National Golf Club.

All were charged with disorderly conduct in connection with buying or selling Masters Tournament practice round tickets within a 2,700-foot boundary of the Augusta National gates. State law prohibits scalping tickets outside large sporting events within that buffer zone. Eleven of the men charged were from outside the Augusta area — one is a Canadian citizen. Two local men, one from Augusta and one from North Augusta, were also charged.

Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay said two juveniles were also apprehended for scalping on Wednesday, but he did not know their ages.

All but one, a Florence, S.C., man, had been released on $500 bond by Wednesday evening, according to jail records.

On Tuesday, deputies arrested 24 people on scalping charges.

Richmond County deputies charge 24 with scalping Masters tickets


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