Scotland Yard has been called in by auctioneers to investigate the sale of fake Elvis Presley song sheets. Three sheets said to have been hand-written by Presley are alleged to have been sold by Christie's, of Kensington, London. Experts later proved the items to be fakes. They had been sold for £10,000.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "South Kensington CID are investigating an allegation of deception at a London auction house. Our inquiries are continuing and no arrests have been made." The three song sheets were said to have been found in a boarding house at Bad Nauheim, Germany, where Elvis stayed while in the US Army. Johnny Earle, 36, of Ruislip, Middlesex, who reportedly put the items up for auction, said he was astounded by the revelation. He told The Sun newspaper: "If they are fakes, someone has carried out an amazing con."
Source: Ananova / Updated: Dec 9, 2001