American Idol Alumni Chikezie Eze Charged with Theft

American Idol alumni Chikezie Eze has been charged with attempted grand theft by the L. A. County District Attorney. Eze, who placed 10th on season 7 of American Idol, is also facing charges of misdemeanor identity theft.

Chikezie Eze on 'American Idol' (FOX)
Chikezie Eze on 'American Idol' (FOX)

The charges against Chikezie Eze stem from an arrest last February when the American Idol finalist allegedly attempted to buy two bottles of cologne at the Beverly Hills Neiman Marcus using fraudulent credit information. Store employees turned Eze over to police for attempting to use a card flagged as “stolen”.

After his arrest, Eze said in a press statement that he was using a brand new Neiman’s card of his own when he tried to make the purchase and had no idea why he was arrested. He denied any credit information regarding the card he attempted to use was stolen.

The L. A. County District Attorney, however, apparently didn’t buy Eze’s story. We’re not sure if we do either. Regardless, trying to make off with a couple of bottles of over-priced cologne is a lame reason to end up in jail.

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