For more than a year, Miami Heat center Chris "Birdman" Andersen lived with a cloud over his head and a sullied reputation after authorities in Colorado raided his home as part of an investigation surrounding a relationship with an underaged girl from California.
It came to light Wednesday that not only was Andersen not guilty of a crime, but he was the victim of an "extremely complex" Internet scheme. Police in both Colorado and Canada believe it was the work of a woman living in rural Manitoba.
In Andersen's case, a woman in the middle used social media to dupe two people without their knowledge, according to police.
The woman, identified by the Denver Post as Shelly Lynn Chartier of Easterville, Manitoba, posed as Andersen in electronic conversations with a woman in California. Then she posed as the California woman in electronic conversations with Andersen.
I guess I am missing the part where someone had the suspicion of him doing this where it would lead to cops getting involved.