FBI: Employee stole $2.2M from Dwight Freeney

One of Dwight Freeney's former employees is accused of stealing $2.2 million from the Colts defensive star.

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One of Dwight Freeney's former employees is accused of stealing $2.2 million from the Colts defensive star.

In a 26-page criminal complaint , the FBI claimed Eva Weinburg and her lover, Michael Stern, came up with a scheme to take the money out of Freeney’s bank account.  The couple reportedly used the money for luxury hotel stays, personal expenses and had even planned to buy an airplane. The FBI said they even tried to cash a $50,000 check from the Colts.

Freeney hired Weinburg in January 2009 to handle his personal finances, real estate investments and his restaurant in Hollywood. She controlled his accounts, taking care of all of the bills and keeping the checkbook balanced.

Back in August, Freeney was looking at his bank statements and didn't understand why there were 139 transfers to a company he wasn't doing business with.

Freeney's interior designer was able to connect the dots. She told investigators Weinberg was sleeping with the head of that company. That man turned out to be Stern, a man Weinberg tried to get Freeney to do business with.

Freeney called the FBI who set up a sting. According to court papers, Stern asked the FBI informant to get a laptop out of a vehicle in Los Angeles and destroy it. That's when the feds moved in and seized the computer.

Officials said the pair had been planning on leaving the country to head to the Bahamas, Trinidad or Israel within the next week.

Weinburg has bonded out of jail. Stern is due in court Wednesday.

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