- Kevin Thompson used Thomas’ identity to open bank accounts and take away cars
- Thomas is a Pro-Bowler, an All-Pro and a Super Bowl winner with the Seahawks
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Earl Thomas was a victim of identity theft in an alleged $1.9 million scam involving a personal connection to the former NFL safety.
The boyfriend of Thomas’ ex-wife was arrested for using the Super Bowl champion’s identity in a number of crimes.
Kevin J. Thompson, who is dating Nina Thomas, Earl’s ex-wife, was arrested by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in June according to Nola.com.
Thompson is accused of cashing Earl Thomas’ NFL checks, stealing from his bank account and transferring ownership of a number of vehicles.
He is charged with identity theft, forgery, money laundering, credit card fraud, computer fraud and bank fraud.
The boyfriend of former NFL star Earl Thomas’ ex-wife was arrested for stealing the former Seattle Seahawks safety’s identity to open bank accounts and transfer car titles
Thomas and his wife divorced in 2020, and later that year they both pulled guns on each other during an argument in a parking lot on Christmas Day — which led to a restraining order
Thomas (29) is best known as a member of the Seattle Seahawks and won a Super Bowl
Thomas won Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seattle Seahawks as part of their famous ‘Legion of Boom’ secondary.
While playing in the NFL from 2010 to 2019, he was a seven-time Pro Bowler and a three-time All-Pro team selection.
According to Nola.com, Thompson used a forged driver’s license with his own photo and Thomas’ information to create a fake bank account and transfer car titles to himself.
This included one for a Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV – which he drove to the bank on the day he was arrested. Police reports do not explain how he obtained “physical possession” of these cars.
Jefferson Parish police say Thomas’ credit union in his native Texas discovered suspicious activity at a bank in Louisiana. They then informed authorities that Thomas had not opened an account with the New Orleans-based bank Jefferson Financial.
Thompson was arrested a second time when he tried to obtain the Rolls-Royce with another vehicle that had been reported stolen. He is free on $730,000 bond.
Thomas and his ex-wife divorced in 2020. Both were involved in an incident on Christmas Eve in which they both brandished weapons in a parking lot.
Nina has accused Earl of infidelity and he has been ordered to stay at least 400 feet away from her.