Central Michigan quarterback Darrien Boone was charged with stealing a credit card and using it to purchase gasoline after he was identified on surveillance wearing his Chippewas football attire at the gas pump.
Boone, a Chicago native who redshirted this season, was arraigned in court on Monday on one count of stealing/retaining without consent a financial transaction device, a four-year felony. The 19-year-old is accused of using the card for two separate transactions.
The first stems from Nov. 1 at a Shell gasoline station, which he tallied a $71.15 charge, and the other at Rally's, where the charges totalled $17.99.
Once police were notified by the card's owner that the card might be stolen, they were able to secure video surveillance from the Shell station, which then led them to identify Boone.
A review of the surveillance video showed a vehicle at a gasoline pump and the front passenger using a credit card to pay, according to court records.
A CMU Police sergeant went to CMU athletics apparel with a still shot from the video of the passenger, who was wearing CMU football attire, according to court records.
A review of the football roster “showed similar characteristics to Darrien Boone,” according to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint.
When police confronted Boone, the freshman admitted to finding the card in a parking lot, and then admitted to using it to buy gas, while he claimed he let his friend use it to purchase food at Rally's, because the friend was "down on his luck."
Moral of the story: If you are going to use a stolen credit card, which you shouldn't be doing in the first place, make sure you don't wear your football uniform.
Via Source Newspapers