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Florida CB Jaydon Hill avoids prosecution on theft charges

September 11, 2021 GMT
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 file photo, Florida defensive back Jaydon Hill covers a play against Tennessee during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla. Florida cornerback and projected starter Jaydon Hill will miss the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, an injury coach Dan Mullen called a "massive disappointment.” (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 file photo, Florida defensive back Jaydon Hill covers a play against Tennessee during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla. Florida cornerback and projected starter Jaydon Hill will miss the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, an injury coach Dan Mullen called a "massive disappointment.” (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 file photo, Florida defensive back Jaydon Hill covers a play against Tennessee during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla. Florida cornerback and projected starter Jaydon Hill will miss the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, an injury coach Dan Mullen called a "massive disappointment.” (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida cornerback Jaydon Hill, sidelined this season because of a torn knee ligament, was charged with breaking into a car, stealing a debit card and making $1,700 in unauthorized purchases.

According to Alachua County court records, Hill agreed last month to deferred prosecution on third-degree felony charges for unarmed burglary of an unoccupied vehicle, grand theft larceny of more than $750 and less than $5,000, and fraudulent and illegal use of credit cards.

Hill will have the felonies dropped from his record if he completes 50 hours of community service, reimburses $1,753.43 to Mid-Florida Credit Union, pays $200 in prosecution fees and does not violate any federal, state, county or municipal ordinances for a year.

WUFT-TV first reported Hill’s legal troubles Saturday.

According to court records, Hill was arrested June 2 after police used IP address logs and surveillance footage to link him to the stolen debit card.

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The victim reported May 9 that his car had been broken into and his wallet has been stolen. The victim reported several fraudulent charges on the missing debit card, including several at fast-food restaurants, another at a gas station and eight for unpaid campus parking tickets.

Hill initially told police he bought the card from an unknown person at a Gainesville gas station. After he granted police permission to search his phone, officers found pictures taken May 8 of the stolen debit card and of the victim’s driver’s license. According to police, Hill then admitted to the crimes and expressed his remorse.

Hill, a junior from Huntsville, Alabama, has played in 22 games in two seasons at Florida.

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