A 44-year-old Little Rock, Arkansas woman has been sentenced to three years probation, restitution and community service time for her role in a fake sports memorabilia scheme.
Amber Michelle Davis, 44, a former girlfriend of convicted fraudster John Rogers, helped him create some of the fake items. Rogers, 46, is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence for a scheme that involved phony sports memorabilia he created to secure millions of dollars in loans from Arkansas banks.
Davis pleaded guilty last September to wire fraud, admitting that she helped make over two dozen phony items between May 2016 and September 2017.
She got caught up on Rogers’ scheme after the two began a romantic relationship. Chief U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. agreed with Davis’ attorney’s request to avoid jail time, stating it was more important for her to begin restitution and counseling. A second person is scheduled to be sentenced for his role later this month, according to the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, which covered the case.