Former UO football player arrested, accused of identity theft | Local … – The Register

A former University of Ore­gon football player has been arrested on charges of identity theft after allegedly using a customer’s debit card while working at U.S. Bank.

Jonathan Kenion, who played as a redshirt freshman for the Ducks in 2014, was arrested Tuesday on an arrest warrant issued in April.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit written by UO police officer Anthony Button, it appears that additional charges of second-degree identity theft, second-degree forgery, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and fraudulent use of a credit card might be pending.

Kenion first was arrested in December after a customer at U.S. Bank reported to police that fraudulent cash withdrawals had been made with his old debit card.

The customer told police that he had turned in his old debit card to a bank employee Nov. 16 after activating a new card, and the employee said he would destroy the old card. The affidavit states the card never was de­activated or destroyed.

Instead, Kenion allegedly signed onto the victim’s online account the following day and reset the debit card’s PIN. He then used the card at various ATMs in Eugene to withdraw more than $900 in two days from both the customer’s checking and savings accounts, according to the affidavit.

Kenion denied any wrongdoing when police interviewed him, according to the affidavit, telling the police officer that he had taken the victim’s debit card by mistake, thinking it was his own.

The affidavit states that the victim’s debit card and Kenion’s debit card “looked nothing alike in terms of background colors and designs.”

Both identity theft charges are felonies.


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