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Fugitive busted in Hinton for allegedly selling bogus Super Bowl tickets

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HINTON (WVVA) - A man wanted in North Carolina by the US Marshal Service was arrested in Summers County Tuesday after an online sale of bogus Super Bowl tickets led police to his door.

Hinton Police Chief Derek Snavely received a call Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. from a woman in Iowa who said she had purchased four Super Bowl tickets online at Craigslist from a man in Hinton.

The woman said she had sent the man a cashier's check for $3,800 and now believed she had been the victim of a scam.

Police were able to track where the check had been sent -- a home on Main Street -- and made contact with a man inside who was later identified to by 37-year-old Jeffrey Scott Barfield.

An investigation revealed that Barfield was wanted in North Carolina by US Marshals.

Police say Barfield admitted to stealing online photos of someone else's Super Bowl tickets and using them for the bogus Craigslist sale.

Police recovered the Iowa woman's check from the residence before it had been cashed.

Barfield is currently being held at Southern Regional Jail.

Snavely said the suspect has been at the center of investigations by other local agencies and in other states.

"This guy is a professional con artist and it will take some time to sort everything out, but additional charges are expected," Snavely said.

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