Eagles guard Todd Herremans (USA Today Sports Images)
The story of Eagles guard Todd Herremans and a parking-lot attendant who managed to steal about a quarter of a million dollars from his checking account is one of the oddest in the NFL this year.
Philly.com had the weird tale. The attendant, who worked at the team hotel according to the Daily News' Les Bowen, entered Herreman's car. He found documents with Herreman's checking account number on it.
And between 2009 and 2010, he stole $225,034.52 from Herremans.
He transferred the money from Herremans' checking account to his own, according to U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger, via Philly.com.
Bowen tweeted that Herremans, who is in his ninth NFL season, has gotten all of the money back.
The story is coming to light because the attendant, 37-year-old Robert Von Ryan, is being charged with bank fraud. If convicted Von Ryan could get up to 30 months in prison and a $1 million fine, Philly.com said.
The team told Philly.com that Von Ryan was a subcontractor and not a team employee. Still, it must be a scary story for the players, who trust those who are supposed to be protecting their belongings.
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