FBI giving memorabilia away to charity

Updated: July 21, 2005, 1:51 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The FBI has spent five years tracking down baseball bats, balls, jerseys and other memorabilia with phony signatures of famous athletes. Now, the agency is giving the collectibles to charity -- minus the fake autographs.

"We've obliterated the forged signatures," said Jan Caldwell, an FBI spokeswoman. "They've been marked out in various ways."

Authorities will donate "a warehouse full" of goodies to San Diego-area charities Thursday, said Caldwell, who didn't ...

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