Christina McNown: Former NFL QB Cade McNown's wife arrested for stealing luxury goods
The wife of veteran Chicago Bears quarterback Cade McNown has been arrested on charges of stealing luxury items from the late billionaire Sumner Redstone's former lover. For allegedly stealing from philanthropist Sydney Holland, Christina McNown, a self-described stylist and image consultant, has been charged with four counts of felony grand theft.
Christina reportedly 'lifted' expensive items such as handbags, clothing, and jewellery from Holland, who she worked for. According to TMZ, the products were worth "hundreds of thousands of dollars." Holland, who divorced Redstone before his death in 2020, reportedly began seeing personal goods go missing over a period of months and ultimately came across some of them on sale online.
Cristina Brascia McNown was arrested on four charges of grand theft, according to data available on the LA County Superior Court website. According to the documents, she posted a bond on October 21. Although the first name is spelt differently, the presence of her maiden name is a strong indicator that the documents allude to Cade McNown's wife. Christina McNown is the daughter of 'White Christmas' dancer, John Brascia.
Grand theft in California is defined as the theft of any items or services worth more than $950. It carries a maximum sentence of three years in jail and a fine of $500,000. According to TMZ, Christina and Cade McNown have four children together. On Christina's Instagram account with the handle @stylebycbm, which has been made private, she describes herself as "Wife• Mom of 4• Wannabe chef•Wanderlust•Lover of all things beautiful."
Cade was a contender for the Heisman Trophy in 1998 while playing for UCLA and garnering all-American accolades. The Bears selected him in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft, but he underperformed as a professional and was released after the 2002 season. According to the corporate website, Cade presently works for Kayne Capital, an investment firm. According to Spotrac.com, he made a little more than $7 million over his four-year NFL career.
Sydney Holland, Christina McNown's boss, rose to prominence during her relationship with Redstone, which ended in 2015 amid accusations that she had strayed on the 92-year-old millionaire. At the age of 97, he passed away in 2020. McNown had been Holland's trusted assistant and stylist for 12 years, according to sources close to the probe, and had easy access to her personal items. Despite the charges against her, Christina continues to advertise herself as a stylist on social media and through her website.