San Francisco man accused of defrauding Vikings out of $70,000

San Francisco man accused of defrauding Vikings out of $70,000 Photo: KSTP/ File

April 18, 2019 09:31 AM

A San Francisco man, alleged to be known to authorities in other states for using similar scams, is accused of swindling the Minnesota Vikings out of $70,000 during the 2018 season. 

Daniel Escamilla, 39, was charged with four counts of theft Wednesday in Hennepin County.


He is accused of using checks from closed bank accounts to rent luxury suites.

Escamilla, whom a release from the Hennepin County Attorney's office alleged is wanted in several other states for financial fraud, reportedly rented his first suite for the San Francisco 49ers game on Sept. 9.

Then he is alleged to have procceded to use the same fake accounts to rent suites for multiple other games. 

The release alleged a Vikings employee searched the internet on Sept. 19 after the first check bounced and found financial fraud charges for Escamillo from other states, beginning a police investigation.

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