Man allegedly sold theme park tickets purchased with stolen credit cards



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County sheriff's investigators said they caught a man who was using stolen credit cards to buy theme park tickets and sell them for cash.

According to deputies, 39-year-old Andre Goodwin was making a living selling the theme park tickets.

Investigators said Goodwin was targeting tourists in the International Drive area who were likely looking for a good deal on tickets.

Visitor Christina John and her family are still shocked by the price of admission at theme parks like Disney and Universal.

"Eight hundred and nine dollars for two days for two parks," John said. "I think we got a discounted deal for getting a package, otherwise they're very expensive."

Goodwin allegedly sold theme park tickets at a discounted price, but deputies said the tickets were purchased using stolen credit cards.

"That would be a no-no for us," John said.

According to an arrest report, undercover investigators posed as tourists in order to arrest Goodwin, who showed up to a Wyndham hotel to deliver SeaWorld tickets to them.

Deputies said Goodwin later admitted to buying stolen credit card information online. He was booked into the Orange County Jail.

Channel 9 has learned that the man has a criminal history that includes arrests for squatting in a home and using stolen credit cards.