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Former NFL star Earl Thomas is at the center of a $1.9 million identity theft scheme allegedly concocted by his ex-wife’s boyfriend

Former three-time All-Pro safety Earl Thomas, a member of the Seattle Seahawks’ ‘Legion of Boom’ defense, has allegedly been the target of identity theft, costing him approximately $1.9 million. Authorities are now alleging that his ex-wife’s boyfriend is the perpetrator in the incident.

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Officials from the Parish County Sheriff’s Office say the man in question, Kevin J. Thompson, 38, stole the 10-year veteran’s identity to defraud him of money and property. Thompson is the boyfriend of Nina Thomas, the ex-wife of Earl Thomas.

The filing states that Thompson engaged in forgery, money laundering, credit card fraud, computer fraud, and bank fraud.

Thompason allegedly cashed some of Thomas’ game checks, diverted money from his accounts into a fraudulent account, and switched ownership on several vehicles in Thomas’ name to his.

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This is not the first bizarre run-in that Thomas has had with his ex-wife that involved the law. Nina Brown reportedly once pulled a gun on him after she accused him of cheating. The couple divorced in 2020.

Earl Thomas was the 14th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and was a part of the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII win against Peyton Manning’s Broncos, where they won 43-8. Thomas concluded his career with the Baltimore Ravens in 2019.

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