SAN DIEGO (AP) — Owners of a San Diego company are charged with defrauding sports fans who pre-paid for tickets, travel and hotel rooms for out-of-town games, then found themselves stranded.

A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charges brothers Anthony and Leopold Casias of San Diego with mail fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. They were arrested Tuesday. A call to their company, L & T Sport Events, wasn't returned.

Authorities say the brothers took advance payments for tickets, air fare and lodging for home games of the New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders and Notre Dame football team.

But in most cases, they allegedly spent the money on themselves, stranding fans in Oakland, Chicago and New Jersey.

Some fans allegedly heeded false promises of reimbursement and paid for tickets a second time.