On Friday, near Sacramento, California, authorities apprehended Xaiver Babudar, a devoted superfan for the NFL franchise Kansas City Chiefs who was allegedly involved in a bank robbery in Tulsa County, Oklahoma. According to reports on Monday, the 28-year-old, known on Twitter as ‘ChiefsAholic’ was arrested and now faces charges of bank theft and transporting stolen property across state lines. It is important to note that both of these federal charges carry a potential prison sentence of up to 10 years.

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Law enforcement first became aware of Babudar's identity when he was included in the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers most wanted list, as he was believed to be connected to the robberies. He was even ranked as the fifth most wanted fugitive in the region. Prior to his arrest on Friday, Babudar had managed to evade authorities by removing his ankle monitor and missing his scheduled arraignment hearing in Tulsa County in March. Subsequently, a warrant with a $1 million bond was issued for his arrest. 

The arraignment he missed was in relation to a previous incident on December 16th, 2022, when he allegedly robbed the Tulsa Teachers Credit Union in Bixby, Oklahoma. The charges he faced for that incident included robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault while masked or disguised. In February of this year, he pleaded guilty to those charges and was released on bond. Prosecutors say that Babadur might be charged with multiple additional robberies he is suspected of committing. 

The Money Was Laundered Through Casinos

According to the FBI investigation, it has been alleged that Babudar engaged in significant financial activities at casinos located in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois. Reports suggest that he purchased and cashed in chips totalling over $1 million during the period from April 2022 to December 2022.

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The recent affidavit provides further details, indicating that Babudar travelled across the Midwest region and allegedly committed bank and credit union robberies in multiple states, including Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, and Tennessee. Additionally, he is also suspected of involvement in two credit union robberies in Minnesota. The investigation continues to uncover more information regarding his alleged criminal activities across different locations.