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(NEW YORK) — The counterfeit tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII seized by authorities in New York looked so real they could have fooled the door scanners on Super Bowl Sunday.

Thirty-two-year-old Damon Daniels of Queens, N.Y. was arrested Monday night for allegedly trying to sell the fake tickets to the big game.

A search of his home, authorities told ABC News, turned up sophisticated equipment and technology to produce tickets with bar codes that would have passed entry scans.

Daniels is charged with possession with a forged instrument and trademark counterfeiting after authorities say he was found with 30 fake tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII along with fake tickets to the NHL game at Yankee Stadium and music concerts of big acts including Billy Joel.

His arrest was part of a broader crackdown by the NFL, NYPD and Homeland Security on bogus goods at the Super Bowl.

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