Diguan Denzel Pigot competed in the 100-meter breaststroke for Suriname at the 2012 London Olympics. He was arraigned Wednesday in Rockville Superior Court.
UConn police say Pigot made purchases totalling nearly $13,000 using the cards between September of last year and May of this year and tried to make another $27,000 in illegal purchases that were cancelled.
Defence attorney Frank Russo tells the Journal Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1fa6baW) Pigot is co-operating in the police investigation.
Police say Pigot acknowledged setting up accounts on various websites using his teammate's credit card information.
Russo says Pigot was dismissed from UConn and is now at the University of Miami in Florida.
Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com