Stolen goods from Fenway found in NY
Breaking News: Jamie Pritchard Holland, a Massachusetts man, was charged today with third degree criminal possession of stolen property. The case was lingering because a Long Island auction company, Lelands.com, was unknowingly selling the goods. Pritchard approached the auction with a sob story about how his kid is dieing and he needed to sell the $25,000 worth of goods. Read the excerpt, courtesy espn:
The memorabilia included a home plate from the Fenway Park bullpen; an outfield distance marker (380 feet) that was signed by Red Sox great Johnny Pesky; a first-base glove used by Kevin Youkilis; cleats worn by second baseman Dustin Pedroia; and other team property.
Holland was released last week without bail and ordered to return to court June 7. He was represented by an attorney from Legal Aid, which does not comment on pending cases. There was no telephone listing for him in Nahant.
Joshua Evans, chairman of the auction website, Lelands.com, said Holland contacted him in the fall about wanting to sell the equipment to defray the costs of caring for his son. He said he paid a $2,000 advance for the items and scheduled a December auction to sell the items.
Evans said Holland “seemed like a very genuine guy and had this very sad story about his son dying.”