The FBI Busted Two Former NFL First Round Picks For Cashing $500,000 In Fraudulent Tax Refund Checks

FBI sting NFL players fraud tax refund checks

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The FBI arrested former NFL players William Joseph and Michael Bennett for their involvement in a fraudulent tax refund check cashing scheme totaling $500,000, according to the Miami Herald.The group was caught after the FBI set up a fake check-cashing store in the Miami area.

Joseph and six others were caught trying to cash the fraudulently obtained checks, forging signatures, and using illegal identification documents.

Bennett (pictured) is being charged with wire fraud after trying to obtain a $200,000 loan from the fake check-cashing store and lying about having $9 million in collateral.

Joseph and Bennett were both drafted in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, by the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings, respectively.

They became teammates as members of the Oakland Raiders in 2009.

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