A dealer at the National Sports Collectors Convention had his booth shut down and his autographed items confiscated by police Thursday at the I-X Center.
Fellow dealers alerted show officials and investigators from the Cleveland Police Financial Crimes Unit soon arrived on the scene, confiscating numerous containers, wrapped items and boxes believed to be carrying phony autographs. Sources say the booth was operated by Tony Podsada of My Favorite Player in Florida who was taken into custody.
After complaints from several other exhibitors who had seen Posada’s inventory, NSCC security called police.
More on counterfeit sports memorabilia bust in Cleveland yesterday—suspect investigated for same thing before—no new charges—current case still under investigation
— Ed Gallek (@edgallekfox8) August 3, 2018
The booth, located not far from the East entrance to the convention center, remained empty as the show continued Friday and Saturday.
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