Rex Chapman Arrested For Stealing From Apple
Published By: Tariq ZidanSeptember 20, 2014
Rex Chapman Stole Over $14,000 From Apple
Rex Chapman used to play for the Phoenix Suns. He now lives in Arizona. He used to get paid for playing in the NBA. It seems Rex Chapman is enduring hard times. On Friday September 19, 2014 – the former NBA player was arrested for theft.
What did he steal? You ask. Chapman stole over $14,000 worth of merchandise. Even better the former NBA player stole the $14,000 worth of goods from a Scottsdale. Arizona Apple store. Rex Chapman would pawn the stolen items.
“Scottsdale police say Chapman is alleged to have stolen items from the Apple Store at the Scottsdale Quarter on seven occasions in recent months. Apple Store employees told police that Chapman picked up items in the store and made it appear that he was paying for them using a self-checkout system via iPhone app. He would then leave the store without actually paying for the items, they said.”
Chapman is facing felony charges. He is facing the following five counts of trafficking stolen property, nine counts of organized retail theft.
Even more ironic than a professional player stealing electronics is how he got caught. Apple employees who contacted Scottsdale police did so because they recognized Rex Chapman. Maybe he should have worked on getting an endorsement instead. Good luck to him finding sponsors other than a kleptomania anonymous sponsor.