Matthew Mitchell, a fan who has been going to New York Yankees games since 1984, is suing the team over the steroids scandal that pointed the finger at 20 current and former Yankees. He says the Yankees committed "consumer fraud," and he wants a refund of $221 for tickets he purchased and a public statement from the team.
Is he kidding? He's asking for $221??? This screams publicity stunt to me, and I'm almost ashamed to be giving him the attention he desires.
He says he's suing the team because he didn't get what he paid for – steroid usage changed the game and he says that's not what he bargained for. So far, the Yankees are ignoring him, as they should.
Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, MBA, CFE performs fraud examinations and financial investigations for her company Sequence Inc. Forensic Accounting, and is the author of Essentials of Corporate Fraud.
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