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District man posing as professional football player sentenced

A District man who posed as a professional football player to get money from women was sentenced to five years in prison, authorities said Monday.

Maurice Carter, 30, pleaded guilty to fraud, theft and other charges last month. He was sentenced Friday in D.C. Superior Court, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Carter got more than $31,000 in cash, hotel stays, meals and other things from three women in 2010 and 2011, according to authorities. He would take “loans” from the women, sometimes telling them his wallet was in his car — which was being borrowed by another football player.

In one case, authorities said, Carter told a woman he played for the Cincinnati Bengals. He robbed her when she got suspicious, according to authorities.

Carter was ordered to pay $11,000 to the three victims. Prosecutors agreed not to press charges related to three other women, authorities said.

Read more: The Post’s crime coverage


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