A con artist allegedly posed as Ed Sheeran's manager to score Super Bowl tickets from a charity.
Police are investigating allegations made by Marc Pollick, chief executive of non-profit The Giving Back Fund, who claims he was approached by someone pretending to be on Ed's team offering the Thinking Out Loud singer's services for their charity concert in Houston, Texas on 4 February (17), the night before the Super Bowl, which was held in the city.
A contract was drawn up and signed by the con artist, who cops believe tried to forge Ed's signature, according to TMZ.com. As part of the deal, Ed was supposed to perform two songs at the concert in exchange for four tickets to the American football extravaganza worth $50,000 .
However, organizers met someone pretending to be Ed's manager before the event and gave him the tickets. They never saw him again and the 25-year-old didn't perform.
The organizers later realized the British singer was on a promotional tour in Australia and called the police about their suspicions. The investigating officers found the Super Bowl tickets had been resold and they are trying to track down the scammer, who could face felony charges.