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Miami CB Thomas Finnie arrested

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm •  Published: December 11, 2012
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami cornerback Thomas Finnie was arrested Tuesday on charges of grand theft and burglary, and has been suspended indefinitely from the football program.

Police said Finnie surrendered to authorities one week after he allegedly entered a dorm room and stole a laptop, and has confessed.

According to the statutes cited on the arrest affidavit released by Coral Gables police, the burglary charge is a second-degree felony because the dorm room was allegedly occupied by the laptop's owner and a roommate, and the theft charge is a third-degree felony because the value of the stolen merchandise was listed between $300 and $5,000.

The university said Finnie was "immediately suspended from all University of Miami athletic activities" following the arrest. It was unknown if he had obtained an attorney.

Finnie surrendered to campus police and was taken to jail in Miami for booking, officials said, with preliminary bond amounts set at $12,500 on the burglary charge and $5,000 for the theft charge.

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