Edmond woman admits to Internet fraud

Wednesday, February 9th 2005, 9:38 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Edmond woman accused of selling University of Oklahoma football memorabilia with fake autographs is pleading guilty to a fraud charge.

Mindy Lynn Cummings pleaded guilty in federal court in Oklahoma City to one count of mail fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison.

Cummings admitted using the Internet site e-Bay to auction footballs and other sports items signed by OU coaches and players. The autographs, including those of Bob Stoops, Barry Switzer and Bud Wilkinson, were fake.

Prosecutors initially charged Cummings with 15 counts of wire and mail fraud and said she took about 80-thousand dollars from more than 400 people.

She remains free on bond and will be sentenced after probation officers prepare a presentence report.