Favre Fakes; Dealers intercepted by Johnny Law

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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