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Man Who Sold Fake Cubs Tickets Sentenced To 2 Years In Jail

By Mae Rice in News on Jan 12, 2016 6:22PM

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 07: Chicago Cubs fans who had non-counterfeit tickets celebrate after the Cubs defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

“Fake it til you make it” is a double-edged sword: sometimes good advice, sometimes advice that makes Cubs fans hate you and lands you in prison.

One area man has experienced it as the latter. Terry Prince, 21, sold four fake Cubs tickets for $600, and was sentenced to two years in prison Monday, according to the Tribune.

Prince pled guilty to one count of “forgery, possession with intent to distribute,” according to the State’s Attorney’s office.

Prince was arrested in Skokie in October, where he sold the fake tickets to two men, who only discovered the fraud once Prince had departed, according to the Tribune.

Police, as the Tribune very nonchalantly puts it, arrested Prince “following an undercover sting operation.”

Prince was on bond for a retail theft when he sold the Cubs tickets, according to the TRibune, which may have been a factor in his sentencing.

Officials will cut 91 days from Prince’s sentence, due to time he has already served, according to the State’s Attorney’s office.