clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

FAMU assistant arrested on grand theft charges

FAMU women’s basketball coach Terrance Chatman was arrested on grand theft charges after depositing a check meant for the men’s team.

Courtesy of Tallahassee Democrat

Florida A&M women's basketball assistant coach Terrance Chatman was arrested Monday on grand theft charges after depositing a $5,000 check meant for the men's team into his personal account.

The report comes from the Tallahassee Democrat. According to the report, Chatman deposited the check written by Scott Howard. Howard later called head coach of the men's team, Robert McCullum, to make sure the check was received.

Since it wasn’t, Howard wrote a second check on June 28 that was deposited by the FAMU Foundation. Howard was alerted of suspicious activity when he received a notice that a second $5,000 check had been cashed.

On Thursday, FAMU police received video footage from the bank that appeared to show Chatman depositing the check at an ATM. A warrant for his arrest was issued on Friday, and he Chatman was arrested on Monday.

According to the paper, women’s head coach LeDawn Gibson said Chatman had been placed on leave “a week or so ago.”