Anthony Johnson Arrrested for Identity Theft, Illegal Use of Credit Card

By: Tristen Critchfield
May 11, 2021


It was an eventful weekend for Anthony Johnson.

One day after knocking out Jose Augusto Azevedo Barros in the second round at Bellator 258 in his first fight in more than four years, “Rumble” was arrested in Connecticut.

Accoring to a report from the Greenwich Daily Voice, Johnson was taken into custody by New Caanan (Conn.) police and charged with identity theft, receipt from the illegal use of a credit card, and cited for spending less than $500 on a revoked payment card.

The charges stem from a complaint made by an area resident whose credit card was used without permission to purchase a round-trip ticket from Newark to Fort Lauderdale in November 2019. Authorities then obtained a warrant for Johnson, who was allegedly the passenger on that illegally purchased flight.

New Canaan police located Johnson at the Mohegan Sun Casino and transported him back to headquarters, where he was released on $500 bond. He is scheduled to make a court appearance later this month to respond to the charges. Johnson currently resides in Deerfield, Fla.

Johnson is expected to face reigning light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov in the semifinals of the 205-pound grand prix sometime in July if all goes as planned.

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