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Affidavit: Lufkin man sold fraudulent 'all access' tickets to Sam Hunt concert

Joseph Frechette (Source: Angelina County Jail) Joseph Frechette (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 42-year-old man in regard to allegations that he fraudulently sold “all access” tickets to a Sam Hunt concert at Banita Creek Hall in Nacogdoches that included backstage passes.

Joseph Ward Frechette, of Lufkin was arrested and charged with deceptive business practices, which is a Class A misdemeanor. After being booked into the jail on Friday, he was released Saturday after he posted an unknown bail amount.

According to the arrest affidavit, the owner of Banita Creek Hall contacted a sergeant with the Lufkin Police Department on May 6. The man told the detective that Frechette had been selling Sam Hunt concert tickets on Facebook and Deep East Texas Classifieds and that the tickets were described as “all access,” and the advertisement said the tickets would grant the buyer back stage access to meet Hunt personally, the arrest affidavit stated.

In addition, the owner told the LPD sergeant that Frechette told several customers that the tickets would be held for them at the Will Call window at the business, the affidavit stated. The businessman told the detective that there was no such thing as “all access” tickets or a Will Call area where the tickets would be held and available.

After the business owner said that he did not authorize or give Frechette Sam Hunt concert tickets for the Banita Creek Hall show to sell our give away, the LPD sergeant turned the case over to investigators with the Special Services Division.

One of the investigators made contact with a man that had bought Sam Hunt concert tickets from Frechette, the affidavit stated. The man told the detective that he and his wife responded to a Facebook ad about the tickets.

According to the affidavit, the couple worked out how and where to buy the tickets via a text conversation with Frechette. He allegedly told them that he was selling the “all access” tickets for $30 each even though some people were selling them for as much as $100.

The man who bought the tickets from Frechette met him at the Denny's restaurant located at 1910 East Denman, the affidavit stated. Frechette allegedly showed him a Website that looked official and a list of names of other people that he said had already bought tickets.

The victim told the detective that Frechette told him that the owner of Banita Creek Hall had called him and asked if he wanted 12 tickets because he “does a lot of business with them,” the affidavit stated. Frechette left after the victim paid him $60 for two tickets, the affidavit stated.

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