Two Southland Sharks basketball players will appear in court this morning before their team takes to the court tonight.
The pair were arrested last weekend and charged with criminal offences. Both are charged with obtaining by deception [less than $500] and one is also charged with being unlawfully in a yard.
Southland Sharks general manager Jill Bolger refused to comment and hung up when The Southland Times called.
However, she said in an earlier phone conversation that both players would be available for tonight's game in Invercargill against Auckland team the Super City Rangers.
Southern District Command Centre deployment co-ordinator, Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken, said if found guilty of the charges the maximum penalty was three months imprisonment and the maximum penalty for being in a yard was also three months imprisonment and/or a $1000 fine.
He said he could not comment on the specific case.
- The Southland Times