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Suspect arrested in Super Bowl ticket scam

HAYWARD — A suspect is being held in a Florida jail in connection with the scamming of a diehard San Francisco 49ers fan who was duped out of thousands of dollars in a Super Bowl ticket scam earlier this year, authorities said Wednesday.

Before the big game last month, Sharon Osgood and her boyfriend, Dan Briggs, had wired $5,900 to a person after seeing a posting on Craigslist advertising Super Bowl tickets for sale.

But when a FedEx package arrived for Osgood, instead of the tickets, the package contained pictures of Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, along with a taunting note that said, "Enjoy the game!!!! Go Ravens!!! LOL."

After two months of investigating, Alameda County sheriff's officials said Robert Pham, 37, was arrested Tuesday in the South Florida city of Coral Springs, where he's being held on suspicion of false pretenses.

"There was still all that anger about how could somebody do this and just think it was OK and send a note like that," Osgood, 49, told The San Jose Mercury News when she was told of the arrest. "Now it's kind of come to closure."


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