Five indicted in forgery of Six Flags Great Adventure hand stamps

Posted Thursday, February 1, 2007 7:56 PM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

An Ocean County grand jury has charged five men with forging re-entry hand stamps allowing people to enter Six Flags Great Adventure theme park in Jackson without paying. The grand jury handed up an indictment recently charging the defendants with possession of a forgery device and uttering a forged instrument. The indictment said the defendants on Oct. 22 made or possessed bottles of ink, a black light, and sponges cut into letters and phrases for the purpose of forgery. It said that to defraud Great Adventure, they sold fake re-entry stamps to patrons of the park.

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Thursday, February 1, 2007 8:21 PM
I hope those guys get the worst possible punishment for the crime. I'm very happy that they got caught.

On the other hand, this could be somehow linked to introducing Shapiro's wonderful no re-entry policy. Doesn't it seem a little ironic that this news story comes out just after the talk about the rumored new policy?

Thursday, February 1, 2007 10:34 PM
^If anything, this is going to only push SF to go for the policy and give them more reason to take away the re-entry. No matter how much I like to be able to enter/re-enter through the day, or how stupid and wrong I think these guys are, I have to admit it does give (IMO) legit logic behind taking away the re-entry.
Thursday, February 1, 2007 11:59 PM
I have been thinking about if this is really a problem for any other park. If it was such a big deal, like SF may want us to think, why can't they simply ask everyone to save their ticket and present it when they re-enter?

It can be worked around cheaply and easily, can it?

Friday, February 2, 2007 4:29 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar I just hope this doesn't push six flags, or any other park for that matter, into getting some type of thumbprint technology.
Friday, February 2, 2007 5:38 AM

I just hope this doesn't push six flags, or any other park for that matter, into getting some type of thumbprint technology.

Busch parks are all going thumb print this year, BGA was using it in November, but SWF wasn't "yet" a BGE e-mail I got announced it at their park for 2007.

Friday, February 2, 2007 6:50 AM
Who were the ones who doubted my saying possibilities about the season passes and using the handstamps to get people in free? It's not 100% directly related, but still... sometimes I hate being right...

Goodbye, handstamps. Hello re-entry only with swiping a season pass! There's no way to forge that other than getting into the fake ID aspect, and I think that's a bit much for an amusement park.

Edit: typo*** This post was edited by dannerman 2/2/2007 6:54:43 AM ***

Friday, February 2, 2007 12:10 PM
i was there that day, and besides take away the reentry, it takes forever on a busy day to come back into the park. i went during fright fest and it took a half hour to get back in. its very unorganized, and cluttered full of people. there was cutting in the lines and everything. really made me mad.*** This post was edited by A Ames 2/2/2007 12:13:16 PM ***
Friday, February 2, 2007 12:11 PM
IF they do get rid of the re-entry policy then they will see alot people going elsewhere. Pushing the debtload that Six Flags even further. I personally like the ability to leave the park in order to escape the high food prices and then come back.
Friday, February 2, 2007 12:44 PM
rollergator's avatar When this first happened, there was discussion about "recreational drug use"...and the majority seemed to be of the opinion that these guys had brought their drugs to the park for PERSONAL use, not to sell....

Having the quantity of drugs specified, I'd like to recant my earlier conclusion...there was too much there for just those five guys for a day at the park...

To be even MORE perfectly clear, I am NOT advocating the use of illicit drugs...ESP. not cocaine or other hard drugs, ESP. not in public, and definitely not around minors (like you'd find in an amusement park parking lot)....and these guys weren't "JUST using"....

Saturday, February 3, 2007 7:32 AM
Majorcut, I think we've beaten the point to death that the impact to the majority of Six Flags' guests will actually be very minimal in the "Shapiro At It Again" thread. The 12 pages are starting to repeat themselves...again. :)
Saturday, February 3, 2007 7:38 AM
No re-entry would cause a problem for me, since I'm a diabetic, and I keep my insulin on ice in the car, which keeps it cool, even on a 90 degree day. I can't very well carry a dinner shot in my pocket all day on those hot summer days.

Of course, I don't go to too many Six Flags parks anyway, so it's not really a problem.

Monday, February 5, 2007 5:34 PM
^^^ Speaking on behalf of the minority, gator, I accept your recantation. :)
Monday, February 5, 2007 11:21 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ Just beware of my *incantation*... ;)

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