Ex-Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins Pleads Guilty to COVID-19 Insurance Scam; Faces 12 Years in Jail

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A lot of ex-NFL and NBA players have been caught scamming lately. In the immortal words of Patrick Ewing.“We make a lot of money, but we spend a lot of money.”When the players aren’t superstars, the money can dry up quickly. Kenbrell Thompkins bounced around the NFL for a couple of years but didn’t make generational wealth, so he had to resort to scamming.A former NFL wide receiver and South Florida native has pleaded guilty to stealing identities to fraudulently obtain coronavirus-related unemployment insurance benefits in California.Kenbrell Armod Thompkins, 33, pleaded guilty Monday in Miami federal court to one count of unauthorized access device fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft, according to court records. He faces up to 12 years in prison at his scheduled Jan. 6 sentencing.

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