Missouri sophomore gymnast Morgan Porter is suspended from the team after she was arrested Tuesday by University of Missouri Police on suspicion of fraudulent use of a credit device or debit device.
Porter, 19, was booked at Boone County Jail at 10:59 p.m. She was released after posting a $4,500 bond at 11:28 p.m.
According to Missouri Revised Statute 570.130, fraudulent use of a credit device or debit device is a Class A misdemeanor unless the value of goods and services obtained exceeds $750, in which case it becomes a Class E felony. According to MU Police, the alleged fraud in this case was for more than $500.
Missouri associate director of strategic communications Kate Lakin said Porter “is suspended, per athletic department policy, as we work to gather more information” in an email to The Star on Wednesday.
According to MU Police, “The fraud incident is believed to have occurred on June 8, 2016 at an off campus location. Through investigation the officer identified Morgan Porter as the suspect.”
No formal charges have yet been filed, according to the Boone County clerk’s office.
Porter — a Ritenour High graduate from Overland, Mo. — was the Southeastern Conference freshman gymnast of the year last season and qualified for the all-around at the NCAA championships, where she finished 23rd last April.