Man Arrested, Allegedly Sold Fake CMA Tickets

Posted at 4:34 PM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 18:01:38-04

A 22-year-old has been arrested for allegedly selling fake tickets to the 50th CMA Awards show.

Authorities with the Metro Nashville Police Department said they took 22-year-old Andrew Arvia, of New York, into custody Wednesday afternoon.

Arvia had allegedly advertised the counterfeit tickets on Craigslist.



Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said one victim met Arvia Tuesday at a West End Avenue coffee shop and paid him a total of $600 for two tickets.

The victim grew suspicious and took the tickets to the Bridgestone Arena box office where he learned they were fakes. The seat numbers listed on the tickets did not exist.

He has been charged with a felony and a misdemeanor.


          The victim notified police and, after contacting officers, called Arvia and requested to buy more tickets at the same meeting place.  Arvia arrived and was taken into custody.  He was carrying six bogus tickets at the time.  Arvia is charged with felony theft and felony criminal simulation.  His bond is set at $20,000.