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Man Scamming Charlotte, Gastonia Movie Theaters

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Movie theaters in Charlotte and Gastonia are on the lookout for someone who is scamming them out of money, and movie patrons out of tickets.

According to movie theater employees, a man has been walking into movie theaters and asking people for their tickets. He tells people in the theater he needs to give the ticket stub to his manager. When patrons hand over their tickets, the man goes to the box office, and gets a refund on them.

The guy pulled off this scam at the Regal Cinemas Franklin Square movie theater in Gastonia on Sunday, asking people who went to the 5:30 showing of Maleficent in 3D for their tickets. He got away with $72 worth of refunded tickets. He told the employee at the box office he wanted the refund because his wife was sick.

This was the first time he pulled off the scam at this theater.

A manager at the Gastonia theater says he's a middle aged man who's 6'3. They have surveillance pictures of the man to alert employees not to give him money.

Employees say he's done this at other movie theaters too, including the Charlotte Regal Starlight Stadium on North Tryon Street, which he's hit up three times. He's also done it at Regal Stonecrest on Rea Road in Charlotte. Employees believe it's the same guy who's pulling off the scam.


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