Hooper found guilty of selling fake memorabilia

(This story originally appeared on www.sports collectorsdaily.com)

Pennsylvania sports card and memorabilia dealer, Roger Lee Hooper, has been found guilty of selling altered or non-genuine sports memorabilia.

Roger Lee Hooper, who ran an auction company and sold cards and autographs via eBay, likely faces a prison term.

A jury of seven women and five men in Cumberland County deliberated for 6 1/2 hours Friday before returning a guilty verdict on four of the five counts against Hooper.  The trial in Judge J. Wesley Oler’s courroom lasted five days.

The 49-year-old Hooper was found guilty of two counts of deceptive business practices and one count each of theft by deception and dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities.

Hooper will be sentenced in November. He could face a year or more of jail time.

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