Rex Chapman Pleads Guilty to Four Felony Counts of Theft

Former NBAer Rex Chapman was arrested last year for allegedly stealing $15,000 worth of Apple products.

He has pleaded guilty to four felony counts of theft.

Chapman, 47, has been given a sentence of 750 hours of community service and probation.

Per KentuckySports:

Chapman is scheduled to learn the length of his probation at a sentencing hearing Sept. 25 in Maricopa County Superior Court.


Police in Scottsdale, Ariz., arrested Chapman in September of last year on suspicion of organized retail theft and trafficking in stolen property. Chapman, 47, was alleged to have used the Apple Store’s self-checkout and then left without paying. He was believed to have stolen merchandise from the store on seven occasions and then sold the items for cash, The Associated Press reported at the time of his arrest. […] Chapman subsequently entered a 28-day substance-abuse treatment program at The Brook Hospital in Louisville. He later spoke of a longtime addiction to pain medication linked to injuries sustained during a 12-year NBA career.


Chapman agreed to pay back $15,128.30 to the Apple Store. At the hearing Friday, Chapman agreed to pay 50 percent of that total at the Sept. 25 sentencing hearing. Chapman must pay back the other 50 percent during the length of his probation, Jerry Cobb, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, said. […] Chapman also agreed to an additional restitution not to exceed $10,000 “for any additional losses the victim establishment may have incurred that we’re not aware of yet,” Cobb said.