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NFL players duped in phone cash scam

BALTIMORE, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A Baltimore-area man faces charges of theft and identity theft after allegedly scamming money from NFL players by impersonating other players.

Lewis Sills, 30, was arrested last week and also charged resisting arrest and assaulting officers as they observed him retrieving a funds transfer at a convenience store.

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Investigators allege Sills somehow obtained a confidential list of NFL player's personal phone numbers, the Washington Post said. Then in the days before Christmas, the first call went to former Washington Redskins cornerback Darrell Green, and a second to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. Combined, they gave $1,500.

Sills' alleged pleas for money were believable enough to convince the players their fellow professional athletes, some of whom have multimillion-dollar salaries, were in need of a small loan, according to police.

The third and last call went to Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp, who got police involved.

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