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Posted: Tuesday March 8, 2011 8:14PM ; Updated: Tuesday March 8, 2011 10:04PM

Agent charged with stealing money from Angels' Morales

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Agent Rodney Fernandez, 31, turned himself in on a grand theft charge

Fernandez conducted transactions from Morales' account in 2008 and 2009

Hendricks Sports Management has fired Fernandez, who's from South Florida

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Kendry Morales
Kendry Morales missed most of last season after breaking his leg in a walk-off celebration.
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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida sports agent has been charged with stealing more than $305,000 from Anaheim Angels first baseman Kendry Morales.

Coral Springs police report that 31-year-old Rodney Fernandez turned himself in Monday on a grand theft charge.

Authorities say Fernandez was working for Hendricks Sports Management between 2008 and 2009 when he conducted numerous financial transactions from Morales' business account. Coral Springs police began an investigation after the ballplayer's attorney contacted them and told them that Fernandez didn't have permission to remove money from the account.

Police say Hendricks Sports Management fired Fernandez.

Fernandez was being held Tuesday on $10,000 bail. Jail records didn't show if he had an attorney.

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