BOWLING GREEN, OH (WTOL) - Two Bowling Green State University football players have been removed from the team following charges of misusing debit cards that belonged to the school.
BGSU police have charged Dirion Hutchins, a BGSU student and member of the football team, with telecommunications fraud, theft and prohibited acts. The three charges are all felonies.
The charges are the result of a police investigation that began after the university discovered irregular charges on debit card accounts designated for athletic book scholarships, according to a BGSU statement.
A second student, Armani Posey, was charged in June. Posey was found guilty of unauthorized use of property, a misdemeanor, in Bowling Green Municipal Court on July 9 and ordered to pay the university $2,000 in restitution.
Hutchins and Posey have been removed from the football team. They may also be held accountable under the student code of conduct.
The university said it will review its procedures for securing and ensuring proper use of BGSU debit cards.