Ex-Olympic swimmer charged in Conn. with larceny

A 19-year-old former Olympian from Suriname has been accused of

illegally using credit cards owned by a teammate on the University

of Connecticut swim team and faces larceny and other charges.

Diguan Denzel Pigot competed in the 100-meter breaststroke for

Suriname at the 2012 London Olympics. He was arraigned Wednesday in

Rockville Superior Court.

UConn police say Pigot made purchases totaling nearly $13,000

using the cards between September of last year and May of this year

and tried to make another $27,000 in illegal purchases that were


Defense attorney Frank Russo tells the Journal Inquirer

(http://bit.ly/1fa6baW) Pigot is cooperating in the police


Police say Pigot acknowledged setting up accounts on various

websites using his teammate’s credit card information.

Russo says Pigot was dismissed from UConn and is now at the

University of Miami in Florida.

Information from: Journal Inquirer,