Grand jury indicts Edmond woman for Internet fraud

Thursday, October 21st 2004, 6:20 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A federal grand jury indicted an Edmond woman Wednesday for allegedly auctioning and selling fake autographs of University of Oklahoma players and coaches on the Internet.

The panel returned 15 counts of wire and mail fraud against Mindy Lynn Cummings, also known as Mindy Lynn Baker, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Cummings, 46, allegedly used eBay to auction and sell footballs and other memorabilia purportedly signed by the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 OU football teams, assistant coaches, coach Bob Stoops and former coaches Barry Switzer and Bud Wilkinson.

The autographs weren't authentic, the indictment states.

Cummings allegedly sold more than 200 footballs on the auction Web site between January 2001 and December for between $150 and $500 per football. Other memorabilia that was misrepresented as having authentic autographs.

She also said some of the proceeds of the sales would go to the Legacy Foundation for Children to benefit those who'd suffered traumatic experiences, the indictment alleged.

Cummings allegedly collected more than $80,000 but didn't give any of it to the charity, the indictment states.