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December 14, 2009

Fake NFL player convicted of identity theft

Amadeus Harlan a.k.a. Johnny Harlan allegedly posed as a member of the NFL's Denver Broncos.  Now he'll trade his imaginary Broncos' uniform for real prison garb.  Harlan was convicted Thursday of identity theft and aggravated motor vehicle theft in Jefferson County, Colorado. 

According to prosecutors, the forty year old Harlan repeatedly posed as a professional football player for the purpose of gaining the trust of his victims, then stealing their identities to purchase expensive cars and obtain loans.  Harlan was also convicted of writing phony payroll checks to employees of his bogus business. 

Harlan is scheduled for sentencing on February 26, 2010 and faces up to 48 years in prison.

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