Fraud charges for 8 current, former Rutgers football players

August 23, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Eight current or former Rutgers football players have been charged in an alleged credit card fraud scheme.

They’re charged with crimes including conspiracy, promoting street crime and money laundering. They allegedly obtained credit card numbers belonging to others and transferred money to accounts for their personal use.

Former linebacker Brendan DeVera pleaded not guilty in court Thursday. Other players are awaiting court appearances.

The school says DeVera and defensive back K.J. Gray have been dismissed from the team. Two others have left for other schools. The remaining four didn’t participate in training camp.

It wasn’t immediately known if Gray had retained an attorney.

Rutgers opens its season against Texas State on Sept. 1. The Scarlet Knights finished with a 4-8 record in 2017.

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