VALPARAISO, Indiana — A former NFL player says he can prove he bought the equipment he's charged with stealing from a northwestern Indiana health club business he managed.
Thirty-nine-year-old Jared Tomich of Schererville faces felony theft charges in Porter County over what authorities say was $8,200 in equipment missing from Valpo Fitness in Valparaiso.
Authorities say those items included exercise and office equipment and satellite radios. Police reported finding some of the equipment at a gym Tomich opened after the owners of Valpo Fitness closed it.
Tomich tells The Times of Munster (http://bit.ly/1fdpdkn ) he has receipts for the items and the dispute should've been handled between businesses.
Tomich graduated from Lake Central High School and was a defensive end in the NFL from 1997 through 2002, playing for New Orleans and Green Bay.
Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com