Former NBA player Rex Chapman was arrested on Friday for stealing more than $14,000 of merchandise from an Apple Store. Chapman is accused of seven thefts over the course of several months in Scottsdale, AZ. He allegedly sold the stolen items for cash at a local pawn shop. From 3TV Phoenix:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Former Phoenix Suns player Rex Chapman is accused of stealing merchandise from the Apple store in Scottsdale.
Chapman, 46, was arrested on Friday at approximately 1:45 p.m. after police stopped his vehicle in northeast Scottsdale.
Police began investigating the case in August when employees reported a series of shoplifting incidents involving the same suspect over a period of a few months.
Police said Chapman allegedly picked up items in the store and made it appear that he was paying for them with an iPhone app through the store’s self-checkout system.
He would then leave the store without actually paying for the items. He allegedly took merchandise to a local pawn shop and sold it for cash.
There were seven incidents of theft reported to Scottsdale police that detectives believe Chapman is responsible for. The value of the stolen merchandise is estimated at more than $14,000.