Friday, July 24, 2015

Three Arkansas Players Arrested for Using Counterfeit Money

Three Arkansas men's basketball players have been arrested for allegedly using counterfeit money.

The three players arrested are Jacorey Williams, Dustin Thomas and starting point guard Anton Beard.

Here is an excerpt from Kentucky.com:

Fayetteville police said all three were seen on surveillance video using counterfeit $20 bills last Friday and Saturday. The complaint said Beard also exchanged six counterfeit $50 bills for three $100 bills.

The three were arrested on suspicion of forgery and face a Friday court hearing. They were being held Wednesday afternoon without bail.

Police said that the arrests were related to two-month investigation into counterfeit money. Police also said that after the players were detained, they said they didn’t know the money was fake.

First-degree forgery charges are Class B felonies in Arkansas and can carry a prison sentence of five to 20 years.

Complete Article

The Razorback Athletic Department released the following statement on Wednesday:

"We have become aware of a pending legal issue involving three men's basketball student-athletes. The student-athletes have been suspended indefinitely from the men's basketball program. Our continued expectation is that our student-athletes conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times."

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