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Woman Ordered To Pay Back $7K After Selling Fake Lady Gaga Tickets

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Debra Louise Brass, 28, allegedly sold counterfeit tickets to a sold-out Lady Gaga concert at Staples Center. (credit: Hermosa Beach Police Department)

Debra Louise Brass, 28, allegedly sold counterfeit tickets to a sold-out Lady Gaga concert at Staples Center. (credit: Hermosa Beach Police Department)

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HERMOSA BEACH (CBS) — A woman admitted to selling bogus tickets to Lady Gaga’s show last summer at Staples Center and will have to return the money for the counterfeit tickets.

Debra Louise Brass pleaded no contest in connection with charges that she sold 47 tickets via Craigslist for several thousand dollars, police said.

Brass initially told police she bought six tickets by mistake and that someone else repeatedly resold her extras and other bogus tickets.

Police were notified of the counterfeit tickets when people showing up for the concert were turned away and told they were fake.

After entering the plea, Brass was ordered to repay the victims a total of $7,000 and given three years of formal probation, Hermosa Beach police Detective Mick Gaglia said.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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