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Derrick Miller indicted in Fayette County in ticket scam

Former University of Kentucky basketball standout Derrick Miller has been indicted by a Fayette County grand jury on eight felony counts of theft by deception.

Miller is accused of running a scam in multiple counties in which he took money from people, promising to sell them UK basketball tickets that he knew he did not have available.

The Fayette County indictment, handed down Monday, says he took amounts ranging from $1,100 to $2,400 from each of the victims between September 2008 and January 2009. Miller is accused of taking a total of $13,500.

Miller pleaded guilty in Fleming Circuit Court last week to two felony counts of theft by unlawful taking.

In November, he pleaded guilty in Clark County to two misdemeanor charges of criminal attempt. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail in that case.

Miller also was charged with theft by deception in Floyd, Bell and Hardin counties.

The Fayette County indictment says a warrant is to be issued for Miller's arrest, and he is scheduled to be arraigned at 1 p.m. Jan. 22.

Miller's former teammate, Ed Davender, has been accused of running a similar scheme. Davender has been indicted on 23 counts of theft by deception in Fayette County. He pleaded not guilty.

Davender also faces charges in Fleming and Harrison counties.

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