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Latavious Brini arrested for forgery

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Latavious Brini was arrested Tuesday night on first-degree forgery charges.
UGA Sports Communications

Georgia freshman Latavious Brini was arrested on a first-degree felony forgery charge late Tuesday afternoon, according to the Athens-Clarke County online jail report.

The native of Miami was taken to the Clarke County jail following his arrest at 6:16 p.m. by officers from the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office before being released at 9:23 p.m. on a bond of $5,700.

Georgia officials were not immediately available for comment.

According to the police report, an Athens Clarke County officer was dispatched on July 22 to Pet Supplies Inc. on 191 Alps Road, where the manager of the store reported that Brini made an $8 purchase with a $100 dollar bill on July 14.

It was not discovered until later (bank drop) that the $100 bill was fake. The bank rejected the bill and kept the fake currency at that time.

The report also states that at the time of the purchase, Brini had a conversation with the clerk about starting a rewards program with the store. The name provided at that time was Trevon Shorter.

It’s further stated that the manager called police on July 22 that the same cashier had notified her that the suspect had come back into the store and used a debit card with another name for the transaction - Brini.

Brini redshirted with the Bulldogs after signing with Georgia last February. The former three-star performer was the 77th-ranked player in Florida as a senior in 2016.

More to come.