Metro Woman Pleads No Contest in Taylor Swift Ticket Scam


The woman accused of selling fake Taylor Swift concert tickets has pleaded no contest to a felony charge of theft by deception.

Forty-two-year-old Samantha Graeve appeared in court on Tuesday, January 12. She was employed by MECA as the premium seating manager at CenturyLink Center Omaha until being terminated in June. She was charged with theft by deception of over $1,500, a felony.

Authorities say she printed and sold 211 fake tickets totaling $24,000 to the October 9th and 10th Swift shows. The MECA Board of Directors voted to issue face-value refunds to those who bought the phony tickets.

The court ordered Graeve to stay away from gambling, participate in mental health counseling for gambling and seek treatment for possible bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.