Florida State announced that receiver Da'Vante Phillips has been suspended indefinitely in the wake of his arrest for five third-degree felony counts of intent to defraud and grand theft.
A release from the school said that the suspension was "in accordance with athletic department policy" and that coach Jimbo Fisher would have no further comment.
According to court documents obtained by ESPN, Phillips is alleged to have purchased money orders valuing $485.89 at a grocery store on Jan. 13, then altered them to increase their combined value to $2,800. Later in the day, security footage captured a man who appeared to be Phillips depositing four checks, payable to him, at a SunTrust Bank ATM machine.
The video shows a "clear attempt to conceal the identity of the depositor," according to the warrant.
An investigator with the Florida State University Police Department said he made repeated attempts to contact Phillips regarding the transactions but was unsuccessful, court records show. On Feb. 23, Phillips reported that his wallet, along with a SunTrust debit card, was stolen. He told the responding officer the theft occurred in January, but he could not provide an exact date, according to court records. Phillips told the officer that multiple transactions had been made on his account.
A warrant for his arrest was issued Thursday. He was booked into jail Friday and bonded out at 1:43 p.m.
Phillips is scheduled to appear in court Saturday. He faces four counts of cashing or depositing items with intent to defraud and one count of grand theft.
Phillips arrived at Florida State as part of the Class of 2015, when he was the No. 44-ranked player overall in the ESPN300 and the No. 6 wide receiver. In two seasons, Phillips has made five catches for 30 yards; however, because the Seminoles are light on depth at receiver, he was potentially in line for a larger role this season.