From BGSU OFFICE OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
BGSU Police have charged Dirion Hutchins, a Bowling Green State University 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.
A second student and member of the football team, 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 will be reviewing its procedures and practices for securing and ensuring proper use of BGSU debit cards.
Because the investigation by BGSU Police is still ongoing, the University will have no further comment.