Man accused of forging signature of NY Mets co-owner

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.

More from FoxSports

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.