Police: Man caught making and selling fake ASU parking passes for $200 online

Posted: 1:01 PM, Dec 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-07 15:01:25-05

Police say a man used a computer to create fake Arizona State University parking passes and sold them for $200 each.

According to court records, 25-year-old Wayland Barton allegedly made the parking passes on his home computer and sold them on Craigslist.

On Sept. 15, undercover police officers responded to one of Barton's ads and made arrangements to buy two passes for $350. They met at the ASU Farmer building near Mill Avenue and Apache Boulevard in Tempe, records said.

Police said Barton allegedly told them he bought the passes from ASU's Polytechnic campus and re-sold them in Tempe. He also reportedly told the officer that he needed to "be careful because they were cheaply made."

Upon arrest, Barton admitted to making the passes and told officers how he did it. He was then released.

Police later charged him with forgery. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 19, 2017.