Woman accused of $1M theft from ex-Saints WR Robert Meachem
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston woman hired by former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem to manage his finances has been accused of stealing more than $1 million from him.
Federal prosecutors in Houston say 44-year-old Tonya Lynn Adkism was arrested Wednesday on mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. The 16-count indictment says Meachem hired Adkism in 2010.
No attorney information could immediately be located for Adkism, who if convicted on all charges faces more than 300 years in prison.
An agent for Meachem declined comment Wednesday.
Meachem was a 2007 first-round draft pick from Tennessee. He retired after 2014 in a career that included one season with San Diego.
Meachem last year was briefly jailed in Louisiana for failing to pay nearly $400,000 in child support and alimony.