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Bad business: Counterfeit suspect skips hearing


By Victoria Staples
On October 17, 2011

The Winston-Salem State student accused of selling more than 50 counterfeit tickets for the homecoming pre-dawn party failed to appear for his on-campus judicial hearing Oct. 12.

Cedric Watkins, a junior business administration major, admitted to selling the tickets when confronted by Campus Police, Sept. 25.

Watkins sold his tickets in prices ranging from $5 to $15. The package ticket, priced at $5, and the student ticket, priced at $10, were sold out almost two weeks prior to the event.

The hearing was held in Watkins' absence, said Deona Cureton, Student Conduct director.

According to public records, Watkins is from Mount Airy.

In the Oct. 3 interview with The News Argus, Chancellor Donald Reaves said, "If we catch students with counterfeit tickets, we are going to put them into the judicial system, and they will be subject to the harshest discipline. "

Cureton said that Watkins is required to pay $345 in restitution to the University.

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