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Former little league coach arrested in new sport memorabilia theft

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DOUGLAS COUNTY - The former little league coach and subject of a 9Wants to Know investigation into a bogus raffle has been arrested in a separate sports memorabilia theft.

Kyle Dodd, 54, faces two felony charges after the Douglas County Sheriff's department caught him in a sting on Sunday.

Investigators say Dodd was selling a stolen autographed baseball on Craigslist. Instead of finding a customer, he found a Douglas County Sheriff's investigator instead.

According to an arrest affidavit, Dodd sold the officer what he described as a ball signed by Mickey Mantle for $465. When he was questioned, he told investigators he was selling it for a friend. That friend was with the investigators and said Dodd did not have permission to sell his autographed baseball.

Dodd remains in the Douglas County Jail on a $6,000 bond.

Prosecutors in Arapahoe County also have a case against Dodd following the 9Wants to Know investigation into a raffle he was running for a youth baseball team he coached.

In that case, Dodd faces three misdemeanor charges: theft under $500, forgery and "fraud in effecting sales-false statement."

He could face up to 18 months in jail if convicted, according to an 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office spokeswoman.

Parker Police cited Kyle Dodd in 2012 with "fraud and deception prohibited," a misdemeanor charge.

9NEWS aired a story in May 2012 that showed Dodd having young players from the Parker Bears team sell raffle tickets for some prizes he did not own or have access to.

Dodd has previously denied that he did anything wrong. 9Wants to Know's investigation also discovered Dodd had stolen money from a kids' organization in 2003 and put false statements on his Regis Jesuit High School biography page, where he was on the football coaching staff. Days after the story aired on 9NEWS,

Dodd resigned from his position with the Regis Jesuit team and also resigned as coach of the Parker Bears.

If you have a tip for the 9Wants to Know investigators email them at blowthewhistle@9news.com or call 303.871.1799.

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