Ex-Taft basketball star Carlos Mitchell charged with credit card abuse

Carlos Mitchell accused of stealing credit card from Gold's Gym

Former San Antonio high school star and professional basketball player Carlos Mitchell, 31, is now a criminal suspect, accused of using debit cards stolen from lockers at two Gold’s Gym locations.

Mitchell has been charged with credit card abuse in connection with at least one case last month involving an elderly victim, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

A 76-year-old man filed a report with San Antonio police March 12 saying that someone had broken into his locker at Gold’s Gym in the 11800 block of Bandera Road, and stolen some cash and his debit card, the affidavit stated.

The victim told police he also found out that someone had used the card to purchase $180 worth of items at an HEB store.

Detectives said they obtained surveillance photos from HEB and identified the man seen using the card as Mitchell, the affidavit stated.

Police said they had already named Mitchell as their suspect in another case last month, also involving a stolen debit card.

The affidavit stated that the other case involved a victim who also had his debit card taken from his gym locker and used to purchase items at an HEB.

That earlier theft happened at a Gold’s Gym near Interstate 10 and DeZavala Road, the affidavit stated.

Detectives said employees at Gold’s recognized Mitchell as a gym member.

According to records on the internet, Mitchell is a 2000 graduate of Taft High School who went on to play college basketball for Stephen F. Austin State University.

Records also show he entered the 2005 NBA Draft and played for the Texas Fuel of the American Basketball Association.

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