WOW, just saw this....
Fraud charge laid against former NBL player Derek Rucker over alleged money theft
Former Brisbane Bullets basketball player Derek Rucker has been charged with fraud for allegedly stealing more than $20,000 from the Gladstone Basketball Association.
Police have not named the person at the centre of their investigation but the ABC has confirmed Rucker was charged by police in central Queensland yesterday.
Detective Senior Sergeant Luke Peachey said police began investigating the matter after the association made a complaint earlier this year.
"Police will allege that it concerned a credit card which was fraudulently obtained, however that's all that police will be releasing at this stage," he said.
The offences are thought to have occurred between August and November last year.
"Police will allege that the person, the 49-year-old male, was a former employee [of the association] and was in a position of operations manager and head coach of the Port City Power," Sergeant Peachey said.
Port City Power is a team in the Queensland Basketball League.
Police said the man, from the Brisbane suburb of Jamboree Heights, had been issued a notice to appear in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on May 25.
Sergeant Peachey said police were also looking to speak with a second person thought to be involved.
"Police are further investigating, however we don't envisage that today we'll be making any further arrests," he said.
"We would like to speak to this other person in the very near future, however we don't envisage as I say that we'll be making any further arrests today."
Rucker's playing career in the National Basketball League included stints with Brisbane, Newcastle, Townsville and West Sydney.