Ex-Jets Cornerback Allegedly Stole $100,000 From Multiple Banks Across Canada

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Former NFL cornerback Buster Skrine’s  has been arrested in Canada on Wednesday on charges related to an alleged bank fraud scheme.

According to TMZ, Skrine had been allegedly involved in fraudulently obtaining over $100,000 from multiple banks across the country.

According to authorities, Skrine’s modus operandi involved visiting several financial institutions and exploiting his status as a retired NFL player to carry out his fraudulent activities.

Skrine is believed to have opened bank accounts using counterfeit checks and then withdrawn a portion of the funds before the checks could be identified as fraudulent.

In a swift operation, the Durham Regional Police apprehended Skrine at Pearson International Airport as he was attempting to return to the United States.

This arrest follows an extensive investigation into the allegations of bank fraud that had been levied against him.

The 34-year-old former NFL player now faces a total of 14 charges, including counts of fraud and possession of property obtained through criminal means.

Buster Skrine was a 5th round pick by the Browns in the 2011 Draft. He went on to play for the Jets, Bears, 49ers and Titans over the years.

Skrine recorded 10 career interceptions and 88 passes defended in 158 games played.