Three Latvian men were arrested in late February for allegedly scamming the Vancouver Winter Olympics out of $2 million worth of tickets, organizers disclosed...

Three Latvian men were arrested in late February for allegedly scamming the Vancouver Winter Olympics out of $2 million worth of tickets, organizers disclosed this week. According to the Globe and Mail newspaper, the trio used stolen credit card information to obtain the tickets, and they may have been part of a group of up to 30 Latvians who were also involved. The three were given probation and deported back to Latvia, and the organizers are working with VISA Inc. and insurance companies on reimbursement. “There’s nothing that would indicate they were part of an organized crime group; however, our financial investigators believe they were part of a larger group of Latvians who were here, possibly up to 30. We’ve never identified and don’t know the identities of the other 20-plus,” said Vancouver Police Constable Lindsay Houghton.