Security guard allegedly stole $225,000 from Philadelphia Eagles player

This is a 2012 photo of Todd Herremans of the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team. (AP Photo)

October 23, 2013 1:49:40 PM PDT
Federal officials say a man employed to look after the cars of the Philadelphia Eagles, used a player's bank account information to steal more than $225,000.

37-year-old Robert Von Ryan of Philadelphia was arrested and charged with bank fraud.

The scheme took place in late 2009/early 2010 while Von Ryan was employed to guard the cars of Eagles players when they stayed at a hotel for home or away games.

According to investigators, Von Ryan allegedly went into Todd Herremans' car and copied down his bank account number and routing number.

Von Ryan then allegedly used that information to transfer $225,034.52 from Herremans' account to his own. The indictment states Von Ryan used the money to pay bills and makes purchases.

If convicted, Von Ryan faces a maximum possible sentence of 30 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, five years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

A spokesperson for the Eagles tells Action News that Herremans was fully reimbursed by his insurance for the lost money. The spokesperson added that the security service Von Ryan worked for is no longer used by the team.

The location of the hotel has not been released.

This story was reported by WPVI-TV, KTRK's sister station.

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