FORMER EAGLES wide receiver Irving Fryar and his mother were charged yesterday with conspiring to steal more than $690,000 in a mortgage scheme, authorities said.
Acting New Jersey Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced second-degree conspiracy and theft charges from a grand jury against Fryar, 51, of Springfield, N.J., and his mother, Allene McGhee, 72, of Willingboro, N.J. They are accused of obtaining five home-equity loans over a six-day period in December 2009 on McGhee's Willingboro home.
Authorities said the pair duped the five banks by applying for and closing on the loans quickly and not disclosing any prior loans. They also provided false wage information on the loan applications by claiming McGhee received thousands of dollars a month as an event coordinator for a Burlington County church where Fryar serves as pastor. Authorities claim Fryar received or spent more than $200,000 of the loan proceeds, and that he and his mother only made four payments on the loans, which were eventually written off as losses.