Judgment Made Against Former Sportscaster

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    Former Philly sportscaster Don Tollefson is told to pay up thousands after not giving a couple what they were promised. (Published Friday, Jan 10, 2014)

    A Montgomery County judge has entered a $3,300 judgment against former television sportscaster Don Tollefson over a sports trip he allegedly arranged.
     
    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports District Judge Katherine McGill rendered the decision Thursday after Tollefson didn't show up for a hearing in the case of an Allentown couple who contend Tollefson sold them a 2013 Super Bowl package but never provided the airfare.
     
    Bucks County prosecutors also are preparing felony fraud charges against the former Fox29 and 6ABC sportscaster on behalf of 100 other alleged victims. They tell police Tollefson sold them Philadelphia Eagles sports packages but didn't include the promised hotel rooms, airfare or game tickets.

    Tollefson was a broadcaster for the Eagles in 2011 and 2012. Management confirmed they received several calls in relation to Tollefson.

    “We have spoken with Don Tollefson and have expressed our concerns about this situation,” said an Eagles spokesperson. “To be clear, the Philadelphia Eagles do not have any affiliation with Mr. Tollefson and he was not authorized to use our trademarked logo.”

    Tollefson also served as the emcee for the Officer Brad Fox Foundation 5K Run in Warminster last April. The foundation’s Facebook page posted a message claiming Tollefson promised half the proceeds from selling ticket packages would go to the foundation. However, a posting shortly after the allegations surfaced stating, “We want to note we have not received any donations from Don Tollefson.”

    When reached Tuesday, Tollefson declined to comment.