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Court papers: Siena's Brookins claims "sticky fingers"
LOUDONVILLE -- Court papers obtained by CBS6 show Siena's Rakeem Brookins knowingly took a wallet from an on-campus town house and used one of the cards to buy gas.
In a deposition provided by a Colonie Police officer, Brookins told the officer that he had two cards in his pocket - a Subway card, and a Key Bank credit card with someone else's name on it. The officer said that he asked Brookins if the cards were from the stolen wallet, and Brookins said, "Yeah." The officer asked Brookins, "What's up with this thing, just a stupid mistake or what?" The papers said that Brookins then told the officer, "Yup, one night I got drunk...sticky fingers...that's it man."
The court papers said that Brookins and another Siena basketball player, Trenity Burdine, had been in the Siena Security Office after a stolen wallet containing credit cards used at a local gas station was found in their room.
In a signed statement, Brookins said that sometime after midnight on April 6, he went to a Siena town house to buy some marijuana. The door was unlocked, and Brookins went upstairs, looking for the resident. Brookins stated that nobody was there, but he saw the wallet and took it. Brookins said that the following morning, he and his roommate Burdine went to a gas station, where Brookins used a debit card from the wallet to fill Burdine's car with gas.
Brookins was arrested by Colonie Police on Friday and remanded to the Albany County Jail.