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Alleged con man facing more charges

Updated: November 28, 2003, 11:06 AM ET
Associated Press

EVERETT, Wash. -- A man facing nine theft charges may soon be charged with more offenses that investigators say can be traced to his success in conning a Seattle Mariners pitcher.

Eddie W. Rivera, 31, jailed Monday for investigation of six counts of first-degree theft, remained in custody Friday with bail set at $150,000, according to the Snohomish County Jail's Web site.

Investigators said Rivera started by befriending Ryan Franklin of Spiro, Okla., of the Mariners and arranging promotional opportunities ...

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