HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators say two former Texas Southern basketball players have been accused of stealing from men’s coach Tony Harvey.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office records Friday indicated theft warrants have been issued for 22-year-old Jasmine Payne and 23-year-old Whithworth Treasure.
Harvey was on the road last week when his housekeeper contacted him about a possible burglary. He returned Feb. 21 and discovered more than $534,000 worth of jewelry and other items missing.
Harvey contacted police, plus let several jewelry stores know about the theft of several expensive, custom-made pieces.
Investigators say a woman and a man on Feb. 20 allegedly offered to sell similar high-end items at a mall jewelry store. The retailer contacted authorities.
Harvey viewed the store surveillance video and recognized the ex-players.
TSU officials did not immediately comment Friday.