News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

The Holden Arboretum

Wayside Furniture

Don Drumm Studios


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Sports


Brecksville brothers charged in $60k baseball card fraud
Steven and Scott Norris allegedly sold rare cards on EBay, but either never filled orders, or sent fakes
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
Fake copies of rare cards, like this 1952 Mickey Mantle, are among those that Steven and Scott Norris are charged with selling online from 2006 to 2012
Courtesy of Topps, Inc.
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
Two brothers from Brecksville have been charged in a $60,000 internet scheme to sell counterfeit baseball cards.  WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.
LISTEN: The case of the allegedly phony baseball cards

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:06)


From 2006 until 2012, Steven and Scott Norris allegedly used multiple EBay accounts to sell rare baseball cards, such as a 1952 Mickey Mantle and a '33 Babe Ruth. After payment, buyers either never received the cards, or received counterfeit reprints.

Justice Department spokesman Mike Tobin says it’s a cautionary tale for anyone buying online.

“The internet has certainly made crime easier. Whether it’s the sale of fraudulent baseball cards, or child exploitation or financial scams. This case serves as a reminder to anybody [that] they really need to be careful and make attempts to verify who they’re doing business with.”

Tobin says the brothers also allegedly contacted second-place bidders, claiming the high bidder had backed out, and offering to sell cards at a lower price. These buyers were then told to send cashier’s checks to an address in Brecksville. But again, genuine cards were never sent.

Steven, 38, and 40-year-old Scott Norris are charged with nine counts, including mail fraud and wire fraud. Tobin says the maximum sentence could be 20 years in prison.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Cuyahoga Valley National Park OK's sharpshooters to thin deer herds
In this article you mention that the Mule Deer Foundation is a "hunting group" in reality the Mule Deer Foundation is a conservation group that is over 25 years...

Clarence Bozeman: In the driver's seat of history
I believe he was a teacher of mine as James Ford Rhodes. My favorite teacher of all time! Loved learning this part of his amazing history.

Cleveland RTA is moving Public Square bus stops beginning this week
I am very confused. Why are you taking one or more of the park and ride 246 out of service in the morning. I looking over the new schedule I see that there ar...

Canton school board will vote Wednesday on its high school merger
Great to see that THE REPOSITORY is advising a 'no' vote for now! Another point, besides all the Very accurate points already made against this move is the fac...

Some parents opting their students out of Common Core test
I am an 8th grader at a school in Allen County. I have just recently taken the ELA performance based assessment and found it extremely difficult. It asked me a ...

Fallout from the Ohio Supreme Court Munroe Falls ruling
The comment by Nathan Johnson from OEC is confusing. Instead of cities being 'emboldened' to craft zoning laws that were just stricken down by this ruling, comm...

Stopping sediment dumping in Lake Erie
Ah, yes, the Army Coro of Engineers, the geniuses that designed the levee system in New Orleans that has made the flooding worse due to no sediment reaching the...

Ohio charter school critic says reform bills are a good step
The cold truth is that these charter schools are offering services beyond the what the state tests can guage. Parents and students have a choice and they are ch...

State law trumps restrictions on oil and gas drilling in Munroe Falls
Justice O'Neill's quote brings up a point I wish WKSU would address: since, unlike for Federal judges, our judges here in Ohio are elected, and therefore respo...

Ohio Supreme Court invalidates local fracking bans
If Ohio has their way, Fracking Wells will be planted in the courtyard of every town. That is if the State of Ohio can profit by it...for more on how the court ...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University