Dozens of Guests were turned away from the Disneyland Resort over the past several months after buying fake Passports, some linked to a Compton man, police said.
Terance Hutchinson, 35,pleaded no contest to making counterfeit Passports following his arrest. Hutchinson was released after his appearance in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Police said a Guest responded to an ad on Craigslist to buy some Passports- valued at $87 each- for $55 each, said Sgt. Mike Austin of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's Carson station. After meeting up with the man at a Carson shopping center, these Guests were rejected at the main entrance of the Disneyland Resort because these Passports all had the same barcode and had already been used.
The Guest filed a police report and police set up surveillance when the Guest met up again with Terance under the premise of buying additional Passports. Terance was arrested after the Guest met up with him and identified him.
Terance Hutchinson is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 21 in Los Angeles Superior Court.
That old saying, "if it sounds to good to be true, it probably isn't"...Dr Lee
(Eugene Fields, The Orange County Register)