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Phony Lady Gaga tickets land Hermosa Beach woman in court

March 16, 2011 |  8:07 am

An Hermosa Beach woman who allegedly sold dozens of bogus tickets to a Lady Gaga concert on Craigslist has been ordered to pay at least $7,000 in restitution.

Debra Louise Brass, 27, pleaded no contest last week to charges of grand theft. In addition to the damages she was ordered to pay, she was placed on three years' probation, said Det. Mick Gaglia of the Hermosa Beach Police Department.

Police learned about the phony tickets from a woman who went to the August concert at Staples Center and was not able to get in, Gaglia said.

She learned of several others in line with similar stories and contacted police. An additional  47 people who tried to see the concert also identified Brass as the person who sold them their tickets, Gaglia said.

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-- Paloma Esquivel

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