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Favre Fakes; Dealers intercepted by Johnny Law

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Charges have been filed against two Green Bay area dealers for selling phony Brett Favre autographs.

Operation Bullpen may be on hiatus, but Wisconsin law enforcement has gotten tough with a couple of men allegedly involved in scamming collectors and fans.

One owned a sports memorabilia business while the other ran a Green Bay printing business. The two were charged with theft by fraud, identity theft and trafficking in counterfeit trademarks -- felonies punishable by up to 22 years in prison, according to Wisconsin attorney general Peg Lautenschlager.

How low can you go? They're accused of scheming to sell over $10,000 worth of reproduced Favre autographs since December of 2004....even one commemorating the Monday Night game against the Raiders after Favre's father had died.

WBAY-TV got the reaction from other card & memorabilia shops in Green Bay.


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