Police have arrested a suspect they believed pulled off a scam that duped hundreds
of people out of a Lil’ Jon concert in Fargo, North Dakota.
Scott Elkins, 31,
was arrested on felony theft charges on Wednesday. Police said Elkins is a former
radio DJ from Texas known as Hollywood Haze.
Elkins’ credit card to a Nebraska hotel and found him with $500 in cash
and evidence that indicated he planned the scam in other cities.
Lil’ Jon said that
he had no knowledge of the scam, but assured fans that when an offical show
was booked on his behalf, he always shows up.
"I just want
to tell our fans we love them," Lil’ Jon told AllHipHop.com. "If we
say we are going to do something, we gonna do it."
that Elkins impersonated a representative for Lil’ Jon using the alias
“Peter Schwartz” and scammed fans out of $12,000 in ticket sales.
Police said Elkins
insisted that Lil’ Jon was coming to Fargo, claiming that he could call
the mysterious “Peter Schwartz” and have the whole issue put to
Employees at stores
where tickets were sold picked Elkins out of a police lineup and identified
him as the man who pulled up in a white limousine to collect the tickets proceeds.
they would prosecute Elkins to the legal limits of the law.