MIAMI -- Former Minnesota Viking Michael Bennett has pleaded guilty to his role in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme.
Court records show Bennett pleaded guilty last week to one count of wire fraud. As part of a plea agreement, federal prosecutors agreed to recommend less than the possible 20-year sentence.
Prosecutors say the FBI operated an undercover check-cashing store in North Miami used by Bennett and seven others - including two other former football players - from February through April. The group allegedly cashed about $500,000 in fraudulent refund checks.
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