A different sort of horse

By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 11, 2008

School “credits”
We’ve had another incident involving college athletes and identity/credit-card theft. Astute readers will recall that University of Florida D-back Jamar Hornsby was just a few weeks ago busted for allegedly using a dead woman’s credit card. Now we have another defensive back, this time from West Virginia, busted for allegedly using a series of stolen credit cards.

Charles Pugh, a safety who mostly plays on special teams, was arrested after police connected him with a series of purchases totaling around $1600, made with credit cards stolen from a car parked near the WVU campus. Police executed a search warrant at Pugh’s apartment and unspecified “property” was recovered. There have also been reports that Quinton Andrews, another WVU safety, was with Pugh during his shopping spree, though he has not yet been charged.

Keep an eye on this trend — it looks like it might be an up-and-comer in the sports world (the pellet-gun violation of 2008). Give Pugh 21 points, and stay tuned.

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