Friday, February 26, 2010

Chikezie Busted for Identity Theft

American Idol season 7 contestant Chikezie was busted late last night on identity theft charges, according to TMZ:

"Remember Chikezie from "American Idol?" Well, apparently a sales person at Neiman Marcus remembered him because the singer was busted last night for felony identity theft ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Chikezie Eze was at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills when he allegedly tried to use "fraudulent means" -- possibly a phony check or credit card -- to purchase merchandise.

Chikezie was detained by store security until the Beverly Hills cops arrived. The singer was then taken to Bev Hills jail and booked on felony identity theft.

He is currently in jail, where he's being held on $50,000 bail.

UPDATE: We're told Chikezie was busted at the counter of Neiman Marcus with items he was trying to purchase.

UPDATE: Chikezie bailed out."

Harvey Levin adds on twitter: "cashier realized something was up...called security...they took him in custody...cops came...booked 50k bail...just got out"

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