Ex-NFL RB arrested on charges of forgery, elder abuse

Former NFL running back Michael Bennett was arrested in Petaluma, Ca. on Thursday and held on suspicion of forgery, elder abuse, grand theft and burglary.

Bennett allegedly took out more than $300,000 worth of fraudulent loans in his girlfriend’s parents’ names.

The girlfriend’s parents started receiving several loan notices in the mail, tipping them off.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time Bennett has been entangled in a forgery scheme. In 2012 he was arrested for taking out a fraudulent $200,000 loan. He is currently on probation for that crime.

Also in 2008, Bennett was sued for assaulting someone in an IHOP parking lot.

Bennett played 10 seasons in the NFL, for six teams, appearing in one Pro Bowl.

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