A friend of Coco Crisp has been convicted in Los Angeles of 14 counts of fraud and identity theft for running up $30,000 on the Oakland Athletics outfielder's credit card without his permission.
Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office, said that Marcus Andrews was found guilty of multiple counts of mail fraud and identity theft Thursday during a bench trial. Andrews is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 20.
Court documents show the 32-year-old Andrews received more than $25,000 in gift cards by tapping Crisp's American Express account. Andrews attempted to spend another $30,000 using Crisp's credit card but the charges were declined.
Andrews told authorities he believed he was authorized to use Crisp's card at one point. Andrews also purchased a shotgun and a 9mm handgun.