Columbus Police searching for additional victims in felony ticket scams

COLUMBUS (WCMH)– Columbus Police say they are looking for anyone who may have been involved in a recent felony ticket scam.

They arrested Martin Alper October 3, after he was identified as the suspect in a felony ticket scam.

Alper agreed to sell a woman tickets for the OSU-Michigan game this fall. He said he would sell them to her at face value if she gave him $20 as a holding price to later get the tickets. He told her his name was Mark Dinardo, and when she tried to contact him he failed to show up.

The police apparently got involved and issued a warrant for his arrest after he failed to show up multiple times. Police say he was arrested for a similar charge in 2007 and believe he may have had a part in numerous scams like this. They are looking for other victims.

If you think you have been in contact with Alper, please contact Detective Covey with the Columbus Police. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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