Nile Ranger was on Newcastle’s books from 2009 through 2013, but once Alan Pardew came on board in late 2010 to replace Chris Hughton, Nile’s days at Newcastle were numbered.
That was because the new manager didn’t appreciate Nile turning up late to training and not giving 100%.
Nile only just signed a three and a half year deal at Southend United earlier this month, but news today that he has been charged with fraud and money laundering over an alleged scam.
Nile Ranger while at Newcastle
The charge involves a person’s bank account and the details of it were taken so money could illegally be withdrawn from the account.
Ranger is now 25 years old and he has officially been charged with “conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering” according to police.
The Evening Standard is reporting he was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s cyber crime Falcon unit.
The Metropolitan police have said the offenses were committed in February of last year and Ranger is due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court today.
This is not good news and it had even looked like Nile was trying to clean up his act – he needs to do that quickly for his own good.
Ranger played 62 times for Newcastle with 3 goals before joining Swindon Town in 2013.