The eight players who were dismissed or suspended from the Rutgers football program over the summer were charged in a nine-count indictment for an alleged credit card fraud scheme, according to a report.
NJ.com is reporting that the indictment came from a grand jury of the Middlesex County Superior Court. The indictment was dated Dec. 5.
According to court documents, the eight players are accused of stealing credit card numbers and transferring funds to several Rutgers Express debit card accounts for personal use. From NJ.com:
While Malik Vaccaro-Dixon, Edwin Lopez, Kwabena “Kobe” Marfo, Syhiem Simmons, Christian “C.J.” Onyechi, and Naijee Jones each face multiple third-degree and fourth-degree charges. Brendan DeVera, a linebacker who was dismissed from the Rutgers football team in July, had his most serious charge dropped.
DeVera was charged with a second-degree crime as the “organizer” of a credit card fraud scheme that enlisted seven other Rutgers football players and resulted in the alleged theft of $11,450 from victims.
The eight players are expected to appear in court on Jan. 3.
Former defensive back Kai “K.J.” Gray faces several serious charges, as well. He faces six third-degree charges, two fourth-degree charges and a second-degree charge.