Former NFL WR Robert Meachem was victimized for more than $1 million and the culprit, a Houston woman, is behind bars.
Tonya Adkism is charged with SIXTEEN counts of mail, bank and wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to court documents. Meachum hired Adkism in June 2010 to manage his finances while he played for the New Orleans Saints.
According to investigators, Adkism fraudulently acquired signatory authority over his corporate accounts and forged his signature on checks drawn on his personal accounts, totaling more than $1 million.
If convicted, she faces up to 30 years in prison and a possible $1 million fine for each of the eight counts of bank fraud. She could get 20 years for mail fraud and a potential two years in prison for each of the five counts of aggravated identity theft. All terms would be served consecutively.Follow @979thebox