Former Georgia receiver Troupe jailed on credit card fraud

semerson@macon.comMarch 29, 2013 

ATHENS - Former Georgia receiver Israel Troupe was arrested Thursday night on eight felony counts related to credit card fraud, according to Clarke County police.

The parents of a former girlfriend told Athens-Clarke County police that Troupe illegally obtained their credit card, Sgt. Jay Ragsdale of the Clarke County police said on Friday morning. An investigation then showed charges of $83.25, $177.49 and $187.94 being made to the card, and other payments that were attempted but were rejected. The total of the charges and attempted charges was $1,231, according to Ragsdale.

Troupe was charged with three counts of FTC (financial transaction card, or credit card) fraud, three counts of receipt of fraudulent goods, and two counts of FTC fraud. Troupe posted $32,000 bond on Friday afternoon, according to jail records.

Troupe last played for the Bulldogs in 2011, his senior year, recording one catch for 20 yards. He finished his college career with 12 catches for 177 yards and one touchdown, a 50-yard catch from Joe Cox against Auburn during the 2009 season.

He was a highly-regarded recruit coming out of Tift County High School: Rivals.com and Scout.com each rated him the top receiver in the state of Georgia. He was also a baseball prospect: The Colorado Rockies drafted him in the 31st round of the 2007 draft, but Troupe did not sign.

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