Man Pleads Guilty in Fake Game-Used Jerseys Scheme

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Illinois issued a release on Thursday that Bradley Wells of St. Petersburg, Fla., has plead guilty in federal court to mail fraud involving the marketing and sale of fraudulent game-used sports memorabilia.

Wells, in the name of Authentic Sports Inc., Historic Auctions LLC and in his own name obtained hundreds of jerseys that were not game-used, doctored them and presented them as game-used for sale, mostly to sports trading companies.

Wells faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and restitution. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 14.

Wells was one of six men charged with fraud last fall. Read about that information here.

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