A New Jersey antheral was sentenced to a three-year situation word for selling 3 Super Bowl rings engraved with Tom Brady’s sanction that helium fraudulently obtained.
Along with the situation term, Scott V. Spina Jr., 25, volition besides beryllium required to wage $63,000 successful restitution to a erstwhile New England Patriots subordinate helium defrauded by paying for the player’s Super Bowl LI ringing with a phony cheque successful 2017, the New York Post reported.
Along with defrauding the subordinate — whose ringing helium sold for $63,000 to a collector — Spina besides fraudulently posed arsenic that subordinate with the institution that makes the rings. After helium learned that players could bid astir nonstop copies of a Super Bowl ringing for household members, Spina posed arsenic the subordinate and asked the institution to marque 3 of them engraved with Brady’s name. He told the institution that the engraving was expected to beryllium gifts for the commencement of Brady’s baby.
According to tribunal documents, national prosecutors said, “The rings were astatine nary clip authorized by Tom Brady. Defendant Spina intended to get the 3 rings by fraud and to merchantability them astatine a important profit.”
Spina aboriginal claimed the rings belonged to Brady and sold them for $100,000. One of the rings aboriginal sold for $337,219 astatine auction.
“Spina pleaded blameworthy to 1 number of message fraud, 3 counts of ligament fraud, and 1 number of aggravated individuality theft successful February,” the Post noted.
Super Bowl rings merchantability for large money. In 2020, Patriots proprietor Robert Craft sold his 2017 ringing for a whopping $1.025 million.
They are besides often stolen from players. For example, past year, erstwhile Patriots subordinate Vince Wilfork’s rings were stolen, allegedly by his ain son.