Brown Deer police donate Green Bay Packers tickets to scammed veteran

Posted at 4:32 PM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 17:34:45-04

BROWN DEER -- Police in Brown Deer came through in a big way for a local woman and veteran who fell victim to a ticket scam.

According to police, the woman paid for tickets to the Green Bay Packers game against  the Dallas Cowboys by sending a check to someone in Florida. She was hoping to surprise her fiance with the tickets as a birthday gift.

By the time she found out she had been scammed, the woman was out more than $500.

Police say word of the scam circulated around the department, and officers pooled their money to surprise her with tickets to a different Packers game, as well as tickets to her first Wisconsin Badgers game.

The surprise was caught on camera, and as you might expect, the woman's response was emotional: