Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New details on the arrest of four Georgia players for "theft by deception."

Trey Matthews. Photo via Bulldog Illustrated.

New details are emerging the arrests of four Georgia players who where charged with "theft by deception. The players involved are safety Tray Matthews, defensive linemen James DeLoach and Johnathan Taylor, and wide receiver Urban LeMay.

According to The Macon Telegraph's Seth Emerson, the players tried to cash stipend checks from the school after having deposited them using electronically via a banking app. Matthews, DeLoach, An Taylor did this with their own checks from the school. LeMay is accused of depositing checks belonging to an unnamed roommate.

UGA chief of police Jimmy Williamson explained how the alleged crimes occured.

"Mayes, DeLoach and Taylor would basically take that check and deposit it through a mobile banking ap. And then within a short period of time would go to a local convenience store and cash the checks. So they basically would cash the check twice."

Matthews, the most promising of the four athletically, is charged with three counts of theft by deception. Taylor and DeLoach are each charged with two counts of theft by deception. LeMay is charged with four counts of theft by deception.

(via The Macon Telegraph)

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2014/03/18/2996932/four-georgia-players-arrested.html#storylink=cpy

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