Dearborn Police Searching for Man Believed to Have Sold Fake Tigers Playoff Tickets

Police urged those looking to purchase World Series tickets to use caution.

Police are on the hunt for a man wanted for selling fraudulent Detroit Tigers playoff tickets in Dearborn, as well as several other cities.

Dearborn police are asking for the public's help in locating the man responsible for selling the tickets—and are urging caution to those looking to snag a seat at the World Series games.

More: The Better Business Bureau offers tips on buying tickets or finding housing for the World Series or other events.

According to police, Kodi Akins posted American League Championship Series tickets for sale on Craigslist on Oct. 17 under the name "Fred." Multiple people responded to the post and met Akins at different locations within the city of Dearborn to purchase the tickets.

Upon arriving at Comerica Park, the buyers learned that the tickets were invalid, and were denied entry into the stadium.

Police say they believe Akins may also be responsible for similar scams in or around the cities of St. Louis and Chicago. Multiple warrants have been issued for his arrest.

He was last seen driving a silver or gray Lexus with Indiana License Plate No. 282AZI.

Chief Haddad urges any citizens who may have been victims to notify the police department where the incident occurred. Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to contact the Dearborn Police Tip line at 313-943-3012.


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