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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Md. man accused of impersonating Vince Young extradited to Texas

Texas authorities late Tuesday extradited the Fort Washington man police say impersonated backup Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young and took $2,500 from a woman.

Stephan A. Pittman. (Pr. George's Co. Police.)
Stephan A. Pittman, 33, was wanted by Texas authorities for violating the terms of his probation in connection with a 2009 sexual assault in Dallas.

Officials from the Denton County Sheriff’s office transported Pittman from D.C. jail to the Dallas area, where he will face new charges of probation violation.

According to D.C. Superior Court records, Pittman stands 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds — as tall as the Eagles say Young is, but not as heavy. Pittman was charged with first-degree felony fraud in connection with a June interaction in which he allegedly told a District woman he met online that he was Young and wanted the woman to become involved with his foundation.

During a subsequent in-person meeting, Pittman allegedly told the woman that the foundation would provide shoes and clothing to children in the victim’s community. He asked her to donate $5,000, according to court records, and promised her a salary for three years and donations to children in her neighborhood.

The D.C. fraud charges will remain standing, a spokesman with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District said Wednesday.

By  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/05/2011

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