— But San Diego's S&S, August L. Slivnik and Jeffrey C. Stein, tried a new one. Slivnik is the son of the owner of a machine shop that for years has done manufacturing for San Marcos's legendary Scotty Cameron, whose Pro Line putters are sold by Titleist. According to the district attorney's office, Slivnik swiped two stamps that bore Cameron's trademark.

Soon, phony Scotty Cameron Pro Line putters were advertised on eBay for more than $1500, although they were actually cheapies worth less than a tenth of that. Cameron had noticed that the two stamps were missing and had an investigator put in a false bid. Slivnik and Stein fell into the trap. The two confessed. Assistant district attorney Steve Davis wanted a $10,000 fine for each and probation, but superior court judge William Mudd gave S&S informal probation and a $200 fine and made the caper a misdemeanor. Such a wrist slap is a disappointment, but in San Diego, the rich white-collar criminals don't even get that.

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