Someone stole Jeff Wilpon’s identity

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One of my favorite literary quotes is “we are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.” Against that backdrop, why would anyone pretend to be Jeff Wilpon? From a DOJ press release:

Michael Conway, the President of Choice Office Solutions LLC (Choice Office), was arrested earlier today on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme where he forged lease agreements . . .

. . . One of the fraudulent leasing agreements was purportedly with the New York Mets.  Relying on it, the individual investor wire transferred approximately $500,000 to Conway’s bank account ostensibly to purchase office equipment.  Conway then used the same forged lease agreement, and a forged authorization letter from the New York Mets purportedly signed by Jeffrey Wilpon, the team’s Chief Operating Officer . . .

I’m sure this person is going to go to jail for a long time, but it may be a stronger punishment to actually make him be Jeff Wilpon for a few months. Of course that may cause some 8th Amendment cruel and unusual punishment problems. I’ll have to research it.