Editor’s Blog: Convict Card Caper, Store Raid

The thrill of an insert is apparently too much…even for a convicted criminal.

From the Bangor (ME) Daily News:

Bangor police arrested a Waterville man who allegedly attempted to steal $192.92 worth of baseball cards at Target on Saturday by using a box cutter to remove them from their packaging.

When officers were called to the department store, they determined that Chad Gilley, 37, was wanted on warrants out of Kennebec County for assault and aggravated operating after his license was taken away because of his habitual offender status, Bangor police Sgt. Larry Weber said Sunday night, citing a police report.

Gilley remained at Penobscot County Jail Sunday night, where he was being held on $1,650 bail, Weber said.


In Daytona Beach, Fla. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided a sports card and memorabilia shop late last week.  ICE generally deals with counterfeit goods and if their recent work is any indication, it’s likely they were after jerseys that weren’t made by licensed league manufacturers.

While it may be a cheap way to sell a signed jersey, the feds are very serious when it comes to anyone selling knock-offs.

As we reported awhile back, one Pennsylvania dealer will spend 18 months in jail–on a plea bargain–after a raid last year.  It just isn’t worth it.