By AMY FORLITI
MINNEAPOLIS — The head of a sports memorabilia company in Minnesota has been arrested at a convention in the Chicago area for allegedly selling fake jerseys that his company says were worn by athletes during games.
Authorities say the jerseys were not authentic.
Forty-year-old Steven Jensen of Osseo was arrested Thursday by U.S. postal inspectors. He was arrested at his booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont, Ill.
Jensen is head of Minnesota-based Vintage Sports Authentics.
Postal inspectors are also searching the company's warehouse in Plymouth, Minn., looking for other merchandise that could be phony. They allege the scheme has been going on for about four or five years.
Messages left with Vintage Sports were not immediately returned Thursday.