Former University of San Diego women's basketball star Dominique Conners was sentenced today (May 23) to 90 days' house arrest and three years of probation for thefts she committed at Camp Pendleton to feed her gambling addiction.
She was also ordered to pay $11,779 in restitution for stealing the wedding gifts of a newly married couple staying at the Del Mar Beach Resort at Pendleton.
Conners was a star at USD and is a draft prospect in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She played professional basketball in the Czech Republic. The thievery started after she returned to the United States, According to court documents, she was gambling several thousand dollars a week. She had access to Pendleton because her father is a retired Marine.
In 2013, Brandon Johnson, a former USD basketball star, was sentenced to six months in prison for his role in a game-fixing scam. He was the university's all-time scoring and assists leader. He claimed he never manipulated a game in which he played, although prosecutors said he sought to influence the outcome of games during his senior year.