Former University of Kentucky basketball star Derrick Miller entered a not guilty plea to a count of theft by deception on Tuesday in Perry County District Court, and the case was waived to a grand jury.
The charge is the latest stemming from an alleged scam in which Miller accepted payment in advance for UK basketball game tickets when he had no tickets to sell, according to authorities.
Hazard Deputy Police Chief Joe Engle said Miller promised two season tickets to Hazard chiropractor Dale Williams and cashed Williams' $1,200 check for the tickets, but never delivered them. The charge was filed Nov. 13 in Perry County. Engle said the incident occurred in August.
Miller, who is serving a sentence in Clark County on two amended charges of criminal attempt in connection with a similar scam, was taken to Perry County for the arraignment.
The charge in Perry County, brings the total number of theft by deception charges against him to 28 in a total of 12 counties. The total amount of money involved is $42,385.