Yes that's right folks. I have been very reliably informed that Wade Thompson aka Glen Thompson the ticket scammer has been arrested in Whitehorse, Yukon, by the Mounties aka the RCMP aka the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. I first heard about Wade Thompson's arrest yesterday, but I was not sure how reliable the information was. It is now clear that the information provided by a couple of anonymous commenters to my Wade Thompson aka Glen Thompson Ticket Scammer Photo blog post was reliable enough for some reputable news outlets to report on the arrest of Wade Thompson in Whitehorse.
Here are the pertinent links to those news reports that I could find. I expect that more news reports will follow, including a report by Justine Davidson who is the justice reporter for the Whitehorse Daily Star -
Alleged Calgary ticket fraudster taken down in the Yukon by Jasmine Griffeth of CHQR AM770 in Calgary
A man wanted in Calgary on outstanding fraud warrants has been arrested after allegedly trying to sell phony Michael Buble tickets in the Yukon.
Whitehorse RCMP say 39-year-old Wade Glen Thompson is in custody and faces three charges of credit-card fraud, fraud less than $5,000 and fraudulently obtaining food or lodging.
The charges stem from reports of a man claiming he was a broker selling tickets to see crooner Michael Buble in Vancouver.
Thompson is scheduled to appear in territorial court in Whitehorse next Wednesday.
He's also wanted on outstanding warrants in Halifax, Ottawa and Winnipeg for related offences.
It seems that the original source of the above story is this Canadian Press report that was posted to the internet 17 hours ago late last night -
Man charged with fraud after phony Michael Buble tickets sold in Yukon
If you want updated news reports I suggest creating a Google News Alert for -
Wade Thompson Whitehorse
That is all for now.
Update February 25, 2013 -
It seems that comments submitted to this thread are not actually being posted and are disappearing into thin cyberspace as it were. In any case this comment thread is WAY long so I have created a new comment thread for 2013 forward. Please click on the link to post any new comments in that new comment thread.