Carson City’s Megan Klein pleads guilty in NBA ticket scheme
A Carson City woman has pleaded guilty in a basketball ticket scheme that authorities say targeted professional athletes and sports agents.
The Nevada Attorney General’s office said Monday that 39-year-old Megan Klein pleaded guilty to felony identity theft. She faces a possible sentence of one to 20 years in prison on the charges.
Prosecutors accused Klein of being an accomplice for George French Jones, who was charged in Los Angeles in March of fraudulently peddling premium season tickets to Miami Heat games and small ownership interests in the NBA team. Neither tickets nor ownership in the team was for sale.
Klein was accused of defrauding a sports marketing agent and an attorney who wired Jones a combined $350,000. Prosecutors say she used another woman’s identity in the process.