Former NBA player Rex Chapman accused of stealing $14,000 from Apple Retail Store

“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.

14 Comments

    1. I know! If I was making that much I’d be banking 2/3 of it. Most of those athletes, movie stars, music stars, have a short shelf life. But you want them blow the money on a high life style, or just getting high. They work their whole life for the dream then waste the money (and their talent in some drug cases). Stupid.

      1. At lot of times, when people are given things, without an understanding of what life is like without them, they take them for granted.

        For example: Dem/Lib/Prog welfare programs that only increase the cycle dependency and do nothing to help the recipients long term. Dem/Lib/Prog welfare programs seek to take from the producers in order to lock up generations of dependent, guaranteed Dem/Lib/Prog votes.

          1. I’ve noticed a lot of those “people” who don’t have jobs (and never had, never will) are far from starving to death. In fact they seem to have a hard time getting their obese asses in and out of their new Cadillacs, Buicks and Chryslers.

  1. I’m not sure where you come up with some of your ideas, but on January 19, 2009 (The last day of President George Bush’s two terms with the economy spiraling down) the Dow closed at 7,949.09, Nasdaq closed at 1,440.69 and the S&P at 805.22. Today the Dow is 17,243, Nasdaq is 4,546 and the S&P is at 2,001.

    1. 1. I wonder if you understand the concept of inflation.
      2. It’s easy to manipulate the stock market if you can print as much money as you want

      The question is not the stock price, but how many Americans become dependent on the state for basic necessities. How many unemployed Americans are caused by Obama policies in absolute number (including those who gave up looking for a job)?

  2. Chapman had 592 career steals in the NBA, playing 666 games. So he was averaging less than a steal per game.

    I guess he had a better record at the Apple store than in the NBA 🙂

  3. I love the convenience of paying with the iPhone app, but I’ve always wondered how the store can tell that you’re actually paying for the item and not just fiddling around with your phone. I guess the answer is, “sometimes they can’t”.

    ——RM

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