Man arrested for selling fake Justin Bieber tickets: Coquitlam RCMP

Dec 19 2017, 8:46 pm

The Coquitlam RCMP says a man has been arrested for selling fake Justin Bieber concert tickets.

A mother and daughter duo had spent $600 on Justin Bieber tickets they purchased from an individual on Kijiji only to find out they were fake.


Police were notified and with the help of the mom and daughter, 38-year-old Giuseppe Farinella – who also goes by Joey or Troy – was arrested in Port Coquitlam.

We want the public to be aware of the risks when purchasing tickets from online re-sellers and to take every precaution to ensure the tickets they buy are in fact real, says Constable Jamie Phillipson in a statement.

Don’t be shy, the main detachment is open 7 days a week, why not arrange to meet the re-seller here, if nothing else, it may deter would-be fraudsters from selling ticket.


Farinella faces a count of fraud and possessing identity documents and will appear in court on March 21.

The Coquitlam RCMP believe the mother-daughter pair aren’t the only ones who were ripped off by Farinella. If you were sold fake Justin Bieber tickets, you’re asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote police file number 2016-7605.