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Former UK star facing new charges in basketball scam

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

A former UK basketball player, already cited by Lexington police in connection with the fraudulent sale of basketball tickets, is now facing charges in another Kentucky county.

Derrick Miller remains jailed in Clark County, charged with two counts of theft by deception.

According to an arrest warrant obtained by 27NEWSFIRST there were two dates Sept 5th, 2008 and April 2nd, 2009 and two alleged victims.

He's accused of stealing $2,595, from those two victims. Winchester police say at least 20 others have come forward with complaints in Clark, Fayette and surrounding counties.

He was booked into the jail around 5 in the morning on Tuesday, with an arraignment scheduled for Wednesday.

Lexington police charged Miller with one count of theft by deception.

Police say Miller accepted payment in advance for the tickets when the tickets weren't actually available to him to sell.

Also charged, is former UK basketball star, Ed Davender.

Davender was arrested for trying to sell season tickets that he did not have.


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