NEW YORK (AP) Prosecutors say a con man forged the signature of New York Mets co-owner Jeffrey Wilpon as part of a scheme to cheat an investor out of more than $3 million.

Michael Conway, of Verona, New Jersey faces wire fraud and identity theft charges Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn.

A criminal complaint accuses the 39-year-old Conway of convincing a hedge fund manager to invest in an office equipment leasing business. It says Conway falsely claimed to have leasing agreement with 58 companies.

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Authorities say Conway provided the investor a forged letter from Wilpon on Mets letterhead that purported to authorize a $1 million contract with the team.

The name of Conway's attorney wasn't immediately available.