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Posted at 5:53 PM ET, 05/24/2010

Stevie Wonder tickets for teachers stolen

By Washington Post editors

Hundreds of concert tickets intended for D.C. public school teachers to see Stevie Wonder perform have been stolen, according to WTOP radio.

The concert, which was arranged by the Pollin family for their employees and the charity groups the family supports, is scheduled for Wednesday night at the Verizon Center. D.C. Public Schools were given 1,500 tickets and a password to retrieve them from a Ticketmaster website.

But someone got hold of the email and passed it around. There is no way to track or cancel the stolen tickets.

By Washington Post editors  | May 24, 2010; 5:53 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  | Tags:  abe pollin, stevie wonder, ticketmaster, tickets, verizon center  
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Even Stevie Wonder can see that this was an inside job...

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | May 24, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

How can there not be a way to track the tickets? They're associated with seats, or floor sections, right? I can't wrap my mind around the idea that the Verizon Center and/or TicketMaster doesn't know exactly which seats/floor sections these tickets were for.

Posted by: dkp01 | May 24, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Oh these tickets can be tracked - they just don't want to investigate the insider who started that email.

Posted by: PSolver | May 24, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

C'mon, it's D.C. I's gots to get mines.

Posted by: lottaaction | May 24, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

People are astounding swine--and that is defaming pigs.
Of course those tickets can be traced--if Stevie Wonder's people ask ticketmaster to do it.

Posted by: awsexton123 | May 24, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

I received an email a couple of weeks ago announcing that the Pollen Family was funding a concert with Stevie Wonder for DC. The email contained a link to a Ticketmaster website describing the concert and allowed me to "purchase" two free tickets. There was not an indication in the email nor on the Ticketmaster website that this concert was limited to DC public employees, nor that it was a concert intended for DC employees. I do not want to take the tickets from a school teacher or a police officer to whom they were intended and I would not have registered for the tickets had I been given any indication this was the purpose. I would be happy to offer these tickets to DC Public Schools or someone else who needs them. There are 2 tickets, printed from the Ticketmaster website.

Posted by: JohnStubbs | May 25, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

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