82-year-old robs $800,000 with fake basketball tickets


USA82-year-old robs $800,000 with fake basketball tickets

For years, a US senior has traded in counterfeit Michael Jordan trading cards. Now he has been charged.

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The pensioner is said to have exchanged or sold the cards with the same scam for years.

US Attorney’s Office

He sold one of the victims a fake card for $4,500.  (archive image)

He sold one of the victims a fake card for $4,500. (archive image)


That’s what it’s about

  • For years, an 82-year-old in the US state of Colorado has made a fortune with fake basketball cards.

  • He is said to have sold counterfeit Michael Jordan tickets for several thousand francs or exchanged them for more expensive tickets.

  • Over the years $800,000 has been raised.

An 82-year-old from the US state of Colorado is said to have raked in more than $800,000 over four years by trading counterfeit trading cards bearing the likeness of basketball legend Michael Jordan.

The man was arrested in Denver after fraud charges were brought against him in a federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, the local prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday. The alleged scam of the accused goes back to 2015.

Also exchanged for original trading cards

Among other things, he is accused of selling a fake trading card for $ 4,500 to a victim from Manhasset, New York State, in 2019. In 2017 he is said to have exchanged two such cards for two real trading cards with the likeness of former football star Tom Brady.

The suspect is due to appear in a Colorado court on Wednesday, with a hearing in New York scheduled for a later date.

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