Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Irving Fryar and his mother will be arraigned in a Burlington County , N.J., court Tuesday on charges connected to an alleged mortgage fraud scheme.
Fryar and his mother,Allene McGhee, are accused of conspiringto steal more than $690,000 through five home equity loans obtained over a six-day period in 2009 using McGhee’s Willingboro home as collateral. They were indicted in October.
In obtaining the loans, Fryar and McGhee allegedly failed to tell each bank they approached about the other loans they had been granted. The five-time Pro Bowl wideout received or spent about $200,000, and the pair made only a few payments on four loans before the banks wrote off the losses.
Fryar, who graduated from Rancocas Valley High School before attending the University of Nebraska, played for the Eagles from 1996 through 1998. He also played for the New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins before retiring after the 2000 season.
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