“Police arrested former Phoenix Suns basketball player Rex Chapman on Friday for allegedly shoplifting more than $14,000 worth of products over several months from an Apple store in Scottsdale, Arizona, authorities said,” Daniel Wallis reports for Reuters.
“It said Chapman is accused of picking up items and making it appear that he was paying for them through the store’s self-checkout service, using an iPhone app. Police said he would then leave without paying for the goods,” Wallis reports. “‘He allegedly took the items to a local pawn shop and sold the items for cash,’ police said, adding that Chapman is believed to be behind seven separate incidents of theft totaling more than $14,000.”
Wallis reports, “He faces nine counts of organized retail theft and five counts of trafficking in stolen property, all felonies.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Against Scottsdale Quarter, Chapman averaged three steals per visit. Allegedly.