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Richmond County deputies charge 13 more with Masters ticket scalping

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 7:39 PM
Last updated 11:14 PM
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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.

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Insider Information 04/04/12 - 09:26 pm
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Lots of violent crime

Lots of violent crime reported in Augusta today.

I feel safer knowing scalpers are being locked up.

a different drum
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a different drum 04/04/12 - 11:25 pm
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Money is the engine that

Money is the engine that drives our justice system. You aint got the money you do time.

a different drum
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a different drum 04/04/12 - 11:29 pm
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The golden rule also applies

The golden rule also applies here. He who has the gold makes the rules.

HighSociety
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HighSociety 04/05/12 - 04:27 am
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This is a state law being

This is a state law being enforced by deputies that are working for the Augusta National during Masters week. This is exactly what they are being paid to do. I assume you are suggesting they do otherwise?

etlinks
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etlinks 04/05/12 - 07:30 am
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Correct HighSociety, its like

Correct HighSociety, its like speeding ,people think that is ok too.

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Insider Information 04/05/12 - 08:02 am
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highsociety, are you sure

highsociety, are you sure that those working outside the gates are being paid by the national?

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David Parker 04/05/12 - 09:11 am
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It's all about 1st

It's all about 1st impression. I'm glad my first trip to the course didn't start off with alot of ticketless people outside the gate asking nervously if I had an extra. Just keep it back 2700 feet so it doesn't become a tradition to camp at the gate. I can't say the folks deserved an arrest though. Fine the britches off them but don't book'm.

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