U.S. Marshals arrest man accused of selling fake Justin Bieber tickets

Robert Charles Grusczynski charged with forgery

Published On: Nov 27 2012 06:51:35 PM CST
HOUSTON -

A local man has been arrested on accusations of selling fake Justin Bieber tickets.

The victims said they met with Robert Charles Grusczynski in the parking lot of a restaurant in The Woodlands and exchanged cash for the tickets, detectives said.

In October, Yajaira Covarrubias scoured Craigslist looking for tickets so her daughter could see Justin Bieber in concert.

"I was blinded, I was just so excited I couldn't wait to see the expression on her face," said Covarrubias.

Covarrubias told Local 2 she saw an ad from a man who said he had a pair of tickets. She met him, paid $300 and then found out the tickets were fake.

"I called the Toyota Center the next business day to confirm my seats and the seats didn't even exist," said Covarrubias.

Yesenia Alvarez almost got duped into the same scam.

"He was going to give me for $300 for two tickets, so it seemed like a good deal," said Alvarez.

Alvarez said she met the same guy at a Walmart in Spring and got suspicious.

"And I didn't want to buy the tickets, and he kind of got upset and cussed and then left," she said.

The U.S. Marshal's office arrested Grusczynski on November 16 in Houston.

He's now charged with three additional forgery cases stemming from the forgery of concert tickets.