It’s every family’s dream – spending time with your children at Walt Disney World.
But popping for the 5-day Park-hopper passes, not to mention all of the other costs involved, is perhaps what pushes some individuals to look for alternative sellers.
The lure of a discount for that well-earned vacation is tempting, but one family learned the hard way that even the “Happiest Place on Earth” won’t take phony or expired tickets.
A Tampa Bay woman contacted the Volusia County Sheriff’s office saying that she purchased unusable Disney tickets from Branden Bullerin who posted the tickets for sale on Craigslist.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Tampa woman contacted Bullerin on June 18, wanting to buy the tickets. She met with him and bought the tickets for $1,000.
Officials say when the woman and her family arrived at the park they were told the tickets were expired. That’s when the woman called authorities.
Police were able to find the 19-year-old and an arrest affidavit shows Bullerin is charged with grand theft and possession of a fraudulent admission ticket. He remains in jail on a $10,500 bond. Jail records don’t list an attorney.
Unfortunately for the scammed family, not all Disney stories end with happily-ever-after.