Anthony “Rumble” Johnson was arrested and charged with identity theft in Connecticut just after he made a successful debut in Bellator MMA.
Police records show Johnson was detained by the New Canaan Police Department at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn., which was the site of his win over Jose Augusto.
“On 11/09/2019 the New Canaan Police took a complainant regarding a victim having their credit card being used by a third party without permission,” New Canaan police stated in the arrest record for Johnson.
“The illegal use of the credit card was used to purchase a round-trip airline ticket from Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Newark, NJ (EWR). The name of the passenger was Anthony Johnson. A subsequent Investigation determined Johnson used the illegally obtained credit card to purchase the airline ticket. An arrest warrant was obtained for Johnson for the above charges.”
News of the arrest was first reported by the Daily Voice.
Johnson was charged with identify theft after the alleged illegal use of a credit card and cited for spending less than $500 on a revoked payment card. He was later released on $500 bond.
In Connecticut, identity theft in the third degree is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in jail and up to a $5,000 fine and probation.
Johnson is expected to appear in court on June 8 to respond to the charges.