I'm not sure I understand how this scam was supposed to work, but what a bunch of idiots:
Ex-Vikings star running back Bennett jailed in ID theft scheme
Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune Updated: May 1, 2012 - 12:20 PM
Former Minnesota Viking star running back Michael Bennett is scheduled to appear Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Miami on a charge alleging that he schemed with two other ex-NFLers to swipe identities and file false tax returns, federal authorities said Tuesday.
Bennett, 33, a first-round draft choice out of Wisconsin in 2001 who played five seasons for the Vikings, is suspected of wire fraud.
The others implicated are former defensive linemen William Joseph, a first-round draft choice by the New York Giants in 2003, and Louis Gachelin, who broke into the NFL with the New England Patriots in 2004.
Gachelin is charged with identity theft, while Joseph is charged with fraud and theft of government property. They are both natives of south Florida, while Bennett is from Wisconsin.
The FBI, which arrested the men, said it would reveal more details about the scheme later Tuesday.
Bennett's best of five seasons with the Vikings was 2002, when he rushed for 1,296 yards. He went on to play for Kansas City, Tampa Bay, San Diego and Oakland.
Bennett and Joseph were teammates with the Raiders in 2010, the last year that both men played.
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