Alleged fake Bronco convicted of ID theft in Colorado
GOLDEN, Colo. – A man who prosecutors say falsely claimed he was a player for the Denver Broncos has been convicted of identity theft and aggravated motor vehicle theft.
Amadeus Harlan, also known as Johnny Harlan, was convicted Thursday in Jefferson County.
Prosecutors say the 40-year-old routinely pretended to be a professional football player to gain the trust of people whose personal information he later used to get expensive cars and loans.
Last week, he was convicted of theft in Denver on accusations that he wrote phony payroll checks to employees of his bogus business.
Prosecutors say he faces up to 48 years in prison at a sentencing hearing Feb. 26 in the Jefferson County case. He could face 24 years in prison in the Denver case.