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Counterfeit wristband operation found at EDC

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Steve Marcus

Metro Police office keep watch during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday morning June 25, 2011.

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Arron Hernandez

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Pathomrat Kunawongse

If you’re still trying to get in to the Electric Daisy Carnival, be on the lookout for counterfeit “all-access” wristbands that people may be selling.

Metro Police began an investigation after the event’s organizer, Insomnia Inc., notified them that there may be $1 million worth of counterfeit wristbands made for this weekend.

After investigating, Metro Police arrested Pathomrat Kunawongse, 35, and Aaron Hernandez, 37, of California. Kunawongse was charged with burglary, attempting to obtain money under false pretenses, possession of stolen property, attempted forgery and conspiracy to commit a crime. Hernandez was charged with obtaining money under false pretenses, attempted forgery and conspiracy to commit a crime.

The wristbands had been ordered from an out-of-state supplier and were to be illegally sold for this weekend’s carnival.

Tickets for EDC tonight are sold out.

Beyond the Sun

This story originally appeared in our sister publication, Las Vegas Sun.

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