Mass. man busted in Super Bowl swindle killed
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A Worcester man who spent time in federal prison for swindling dozens of people by selling them Super Bowl tickets he didn't have has been found slain in his apartment.
Police say 27-year-old Michael Deppe was found Monday dead of a single gunshot wound by police performing a well-being check. It appears he had been dead a couple of days when he was found.
Police tell The Telegram & Gazette that his slaying does not appear to be a random act.
There had been no arrests as of Wednesday night.
Deppe, a car salesman, was sentenced in 2006 to 6 1/2 years in prison for scamming 76 people out of $543,000 by promising them tickets to the 2005 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.