Tom Brady Imposter Given Three Years In Prison For Trying To Sell Fake Super Bowl Rings

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Scott V. Spina Jr., 24, was sentenced to three years in federal prison, on Monday. This is in connection to an incident where he fraudulently acquired and sold three Super Bowl championship rings.

Spina, from New Jersey, started the scheme in 2017 when bought a Super Bowl Ll ring from an ex-Patriots player. He defrauded the player, only known as T.J., by purchasing the ring with a bad check.

Not long after that, a popular broker of championship rings bought the ring from Spina for $63,000.

When Spina acquired the ring, he also received details on how to buy Superbowl rings that are only provided for family and friends of the Patriots. Those rings are a little smaller that the players’ rings.

The Department of Justice noted that Spina contacted the ring company and said that he was the ex-player, T.J. He then placed three orders for family and friends Superbowl Ll rings with ‘Brady’ engraved on them. He is said to have falsely stated that the rings were for Brady’s baby.

Spina attempted to sell the rings to the same man who bought T.J.’s Super Bowl ring. He had said that the rings were those of Brady’s nephews. The buyer was going to buy them for $815,000, but Spina’s story wasn’t making sense to him.

Records show that Spina had already received a $6,500 deposit.

At the end of 2017, Spina had sold the rings to an auction house for $100,000. This was three times more than what he bought them for. One of those engraved rings was auctioned off at $337, 219, in February 2018.

Earlier this year, Spina had pleaded guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud, and identity theft.



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