This woman used to be a Luke Bryan fan — now she’s a criminal Facebook/Blount County Sheriff's Office
Facebook/Blount County Sheriff's Office

Getting the chance to see Luke Bryan perform live is a dream come true for many fans. And, it’s no doubt that people will go the extra mile just to get their hands on one of the star’s concert tickets. Heck, who doesn’t want to see that sexy, signature booty-shake in person?

But, every now and then a fan will purchase a ticket that’s not legit. And, that can be a nightmare not only for fans, but also for the country star. Indeed, it takes a lot of work and practice to put on a good show. So, when a bogus ticket gets made it’s a downright shame.

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Back in September 2015, 29-year-old Erin Haley Gregory of Oak Ridge, Tennessee was arrested in connection to selling fraudulent tickets to Luke’s Maple Lane Farms show in Greenback. It was then that Erin landed behind bars. She was charged with three counts of criminal simulation. And, she was also held on a $15,000 bond, according to WVLT.


Posted by Blount County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Now, Erin has been sentenced.

On Monday, July 18, Erin pleaded guilty to, not three, but eight counts of criminal simulation for scamming buyers into purchasing the fakes. The Daily Times reports that Erin will now serve four years probation. However, her convictions could be removed if she successfully finishes her term.

Eight people bought the counterfeit tickets that Erin, along with her co-conspirator, Jerrica Lynn Wyruck (Lovingood), 28, sold. Now, both of the girls are required to pay back their victims with nearly $1,200 in restitution.

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Erin and Jerrica sold the passes to their victims through an ad on Craigslist. When those customers reached out to an online ticketing agent, they found out that the SKU numbers had not been approved.

Currently, Luke is playing to packed audiences for his Kill the Lights Tour. His 2016 Bayer presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour will kick off on Oct. 5 in Gaston, South Carolina and run through Oct. 15 in Effingham, Illinois.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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