Koplinski, who attended last week’s Republican National Convention using a friend’s credentials, was arrested on Sunday for using those credentials to get into the PA Convention Center and stealing press and parking passes for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Chris Palmer of the Inquirer reports.
Koplinski faces multiple charges including burglary, theft and trespassing.
At the RNC in Cleveland last week, Koplinski was seen selling “Make America Great Again” and “Team Trump” campaign buttons, according to Christine Vendel of PennLive.
On July 9th, I saw the 2014 Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor buying and selling memorabilia from his table at the American Political Items Collectors’ National Convention at Harrisburg Hilton.
Maybe Koplinski was just trying to score some exclusive new inventory, but it will cost him at least the $1,000 he paid to post bail. His preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 8th.