Woman accused of selling fake Facebook shares

February 2, 2012 4:10:05 PM PST
The same day news came out that Facebook will make an initial stock offering, a Wisconsin woman went to court, accused of selling fake Facebook stock.

Marianne Oleson faces 31 felony counts in a case involving the sale of fake Facebook stock. Officers got a call from a man who did construction work for Oleson and says she offered to pay him in Facebook shares.

The man says he got shares he thought were worth $28,000.

Police believe Oleson sold Facebook stock to five others and even gave her own daughter fake shares.