Couple busted for creating fake football league to scam investors … – New York Post

A Tennessee couple are facing charges after they allegedly scammed would-be investors with a fake football league and production company to rival ESPN.

Christopher White, 45, and his wife Tracy Beth White, 46, were arrested Tuesday for defrauding investors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars for the supposed ventures, according to news station WJHG.

Rutherfod County Sheriff’s Office said the couple claimed to have $400 million in escrow behind the so-called North American Football League, which was advertised as boasting eight teams.

According to authorities, Christopher created logos for the teams and claimed to have coached for the league. He also allegedly wore a fake championship ring to win over investors, WZTV reported.

Authorities started investigating the couple after receiving a complaint in Feb. 2016 from a Florida woman who claimed they had scammed her. The victim said she gave the pair $150,000 and permission to lease equipment in her name.

The woman reported the couple when they skipped town for Tennessee with the equipment.

Christopher was charged with grand theft over $100,000 and his wife was charged with theft between $20,000 and $100,000. In addition to those charges from Florida, both Whites were also charged in Tennessee as fugitives.

They were booked at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where they were being held without bond. Both will be extradited to Florida to face the charges, reports indicate.

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