10/03/2013 05:50 pm ET Updated Oct 03, 2013

Fake Disneyland Tickets On Craigslist Probed By Police


Disneyland is supposed to be the happiest place on Earth. But imagine being told at the entrance that the tickets you pre-purchased were invalid -- you would not be happy.

That is what reportedly has happened to several parkgoers who unknowingly bought fake Disneyland tickets on Craigslist. One victim called the Modesto Bee and told a reporter that she had bought her tickets from 33-year-old Jessica Melendez. On Tuesday, the reporter contacted police in Ceres, Northern Calif., where Melendez lives.

Information describing a similar situation involving Melendez was also circulating on social media, police said.

When police went to Melendez's home, officers realized they had visited it before a couple times in May to investigate fake Disneyland tickets allegedly purchased from a 32-year-old man named Israel Vasquez.

Vasquez was cited, and Melendez was booked on a misdemeanor charge.

Police said they seized multiple printed Disneyland tickets from Vasquez and Melendez's residence.


Celebrities At Disney