Louisville Zoo scammed by counterfeit park passes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A husband and wife have been charged with selling counterfeit passes to the Louisville Zoo.

Police say they arrested 30-year-old Christopher Bayens and 30-year-old Amanda Bayens on Sunday morning in the zoo's parking lot after an employee notices several patrons had used counterfeit passes to get in.

WDRB in Louisville reported that the couple had at least 53 sheets of passes in their possession, with each sheet worth $42.90 -- for a total of $2,273.70 in passes.

Police say they were selling the $42.90 sheets for $10 apiece.

Police say the zoo lost at least $95.70 from counterfeit admissions coupons that had already been redeemed.

Both are charged with theft by deception and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Jail records did not list an attorney for either person.

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