Maren, 42, is wanted for fraud in Pinellas County, Florida. According to the Pinellas County sheriff’s office, Maren was charged with passing fraudulent cheques on Jan. 10, 2010.
The total of the fraud is “less than $20,000,” said sheriff’s office spokesperson Cecilia Barreda, adding that several banks are involved. None of the charges appears to be linked to football, she said.
Maren, who operates under M Sports Management Ltd., includes among his clients Hamilton Tiger-Cats stars Kevin Glenn and Otis Floyd. He lists only one Toronto Argonaut, defensive back Matt Black, on his company’s Facebook website.
He also represents players in the United Football League and arena leagues.
Glenn, Floyd and Black all declined comment, saying they were unaware of any problems.
Two of Maren’s clients, defensive backs Brandon Stewart and Clint Kent, recently signed contract extensions with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. It’s not clear if Maren was involved in negotiations.
There was no answer at Maren’s office on Friday and the message system had been disabled. The last post on his website was made Dec. 15.
According to a border services press release, Maren sought an entry waiver into the U.S. because he has a criminal record in Canada. Record checks by confirmed the Florida warrant and Maren was taken into custody.
It’s unclear if the Canadian Football League Players Association was aware of any charges or convictions against Maren, who is registered with the association.
A call to the CFLPA was not returned.