OSU football player Jeremiah Tshimanga files fraud claim with campus police

by Gina Mizell and Ryan Sharp Published: May 30, 2012

Oklahoma State football player Jeremiah Tshimanga says someone stole his ID and $700 from his bank account.

According to an incident report filed with the OSU police department, Tshimanga says a fellow OSU student accessed his account at Stillwater National Bank without his permission and made two transactions worth $700.

Tshimanga, a freshman linebacker, told police on May 18 that the bank showed him two pictures of the transactions — one for $500 and another for $200 — that were made on April 27. Tshimanga identified the person making the transactions.

The suspect's name was redacted from the incident report. Though the name was redacted, the suspect is listed as a 20-year-old black male, standing 5-feet-10 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds.

Tshimanga told police he confronted the suspect, who confessed to taking the money out of the account.

The OSU police department was unable to contact the suspect because he does not live on campus and Tshimanga told them the suspect was not in Stillwater.

OSU police Capt. Richard Atkins told the Daily O'Collegian that Stillwater National Bank is not investigating the reported fraud because OSUPD has not completed its investigation.

Calls to the OSUPD for comment were referred to the OSU communications office, which did not immediately return calls.

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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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by Ryan Sharp
Senior Assistant Sports Editor
Ryan Sharp is a lifelong Oklahoman but was born in Texas, something he doesn't share too often with his OU- and OSU-loyal friends. Ryan spent a good chunk of his early childhood in southeast Oklahoma, before moving to Shawnee, where he...
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