Bounty hunters finally catch Colts Neck ticket scammer in Cancun

One of New Jerseys most wanted fugitives has been caught in Mexico. Bounty hunters had been on the trail of the bogus ticket broker formerly of Colts Neck for months.

John Forrest stole more than $700,000 from ticket buyers who used his company, Tri-State Ticket Exchange, which was located on Route 9 in Old Bridge. Officials say Forrest would double swipe buyers credit cards but never sent the tickets.

Forrest jumped bail in January after striking a plea bargain, which gave him five months in jail. Bounty hunter Louis Faccone spent nine months tracking down the accused scam artist. Faccone said Forrest had been to Atlantic City, Miami, Brazil and Cancun. The bounty hunter tracked Forrest in Cancun after he used his Fedex account.

Forrest was turned over to the U.S. Customs officials after his arrest. He is currently in Texas awaiting an extradition hearing.

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