• Polk Co. firefighter accused of selling fake theme park tickets


    POLK COUNTY, Fla.,None - A Polk County firefighter is on paid administrative leave after being arrested for allegedly selling hundreds of dollars of fake theme park tickets.

    After being arrested just weeks ago on the same charges, Anthony Roman turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday.

    Roman bonded out of the Orange County Jail on Thursday.

    Investigators with the sheriff's office claim Roman made the tickets on 8x11 inch paper in his own home, and then sold them on Craigslist.

    "I wouldn't buy them from somebody on Craigslist. I don't trust them," said tourist George Patten.

    Roman would meet up with buyers in public places near Disney, according to investigators.

    "I'm not surprised it happens, because I used to work for Disney and I knew there was people who'd do it," said Steve Ortiz, a Polk County resident.

    Investigators tracked down Roman by tracing his Gmail address.

    On Thursday, WFTV tried to speak with Roman about his second arrest in a month, but he was not home.

    Roman is also accused of selling the fake tickets in Osceola County .

    He's charged with scheme to defraud and making fake tickets.

    The crime is only a misdemeanor so there's little punishment for repeat offenders.

    Roman will remain on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

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