Chiefs Superfan 'ChiefsAHolic' Stole Nearly $700,000 In Bank Heists: DOJ

By Jason Hall

August 17, 2023

Photo: Tulsa County Jail/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs superfan known as 'ChiefsAHolic' is accused of stealing nearly $700,000 during a string of bank heists in four states, according to a United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri press release.

Xander Michael Babudar, 29, was charged in a 19-count indictment, which replaces a federal criminal complaint that was previously charged against him in May and includes additional charges.

Babudar is accused in the following incidents, totaling $695,605, according to the DOJ:

  • $70,000 from Great Western Bank in Clive, Iowa, on March 2, 2022
  • $170,860 from First National Bank of Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, on April 28, 2022
  • $303,845 from the First Class Community Credit on July 13, 2022
  • $125,900 from the Tennessee Credit Union in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 17, 2022
  • $25,000 from First Interstate Bank in Clive, Iowa, on November 30, 2022

Babudar had reportedly been on the run amid a $1 million bond after cutting off his leg monitor in March, bondsman Michael Lloyd told's Dov Kleiman in March. The fan was set to be arraigned on charges stemming from a bank robbery before disappearing prior to the scheduled hearing.

Babudar also ranked fifth among the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers' 'Most Wanted Fugitives List.' The superfan was booked at around 10:15 a.m. on December 16, two days before the Chiefs' road game against the Houston Texans, which he had publicly stated he planned to attend, having done so for both home and road games throughout the season.

Babudar had last tweeted in the hours leading up to his arrest and several Chiefs fans noticed his social media absence, which caused concern on the r/KansasCityChiefs reddit thread.

"Chiefs fan known as 'chiefsaholic' who is usually very active on social media, especially on gameday, hasn't been seen or heard from in 3 days," the Reddit post stated. "He likely had a ticket to attend the Texans game but wasn't spotted in attendance, if anyone has seen him or is able to help then please do your thing Chiefs Kingdom."

The post yielded numerous responses of screenshots detailing his criminal history, which were also shared on other social media platforms. Twitter user David Mathews shared a since-deleted thread detailing that Babudar had not only been arrested for armed robbery last Friday, but had also been involved in multiple robbery related incidents dating back to October 2016.

Babudar also shared several tweets in the past bragging about his lifestyle, which he implied "hard work pays off" and had claimed that he had graduated from Kansas State University, although "there is no record he ever attended that school," according to Matthews.

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