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Report: Former Jaguars Employee Accused of Stealing $22M with Virtual Credit Card

Related Topics: Amit N Patel, Katie Strang

Amit Patel, who previously worked as the Jacksonville Jaguars' manager of financial planning and analysis, has been accused of stealing $22 million from the team by "exploiting the organization's virtual credit card program."

Katie Strang and Kalyn Kahler of The Athletic broke the news on Patel, who reportedly purchased (among other items) a designer watch worth in excess of $95,000, two vehicles and a condo. He also used the money for online gambling and cryptocurrency.

Patel is named in court documents that were filed in U.S. District Court in Jacksonville.

The team is not named in the filings (it is referred to as Business A), but the team confirmed in a statement that it fired Patel in February 2023 and that he "took advantage of his trusted position to covertly and intentionally commit significant fraudulent financial activity at the team's expense for personal benefit.