Former Olympian Charged With Larceny at UConn

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    UConn Police
    Diguan Denzel Pigot is accused of stealing credit cards from a teammate on the UConn swim team. He has been charged with larceny, identity theft and additional charges.

    A 19-year-old former Olympian from Suriname faces larceny and other charges for using credit cards belonging to a teammate on the UConn swim team.

    Diguan Denzel Pigot was arraigned on Wednesday in Rockville Superior Court.

    UConn police said Pigot used the cards between Sept. 2, 2012, and May 21 of this year, made purchases totaling $12,631 and tried to make another $26,631 in illegal purchases that were canceled.

    Pigot's attorney, Frank Russo, told The Journal Inquirer that Pigot is cooperating in their investigation.

    Police said he acknowledged setting up accounts on various websites using his teammate's credit card information.

    Russo said Pigot was dismissed from UConn and is now at the University of Miami in Florida.

    Pigot competed in the 100-meter breaststroke for Suriname at the 2012 London Olympics.

    He has been charged with larceny, identity theft, 57 counts of illegal use of credit cards and additional charges.

    Bond was set at $50,000.