American Idol 8 Semi-Finalist, Taylor Vaifanua, Arrested for Theft

American Idol Season 8 Top 36 contestant, Taylor Vaifanua just got out of a Washington County, Utah, jail for alleged thefts in Sandy, UT dating back to September 2010. (Via Salt Lake Tribune)

Vaifanua, 20, of Hurricane, was arrested Wednesday by Hurricane police on outstanding warrants for two counts of Class B misdemeanor theft. Vaifanua reportedly had failed to appear in court on the Sandy charges, resulting in the arrest warrants being issued. She posted $2,529 bail on Thursday and was released.

No new court dates had immediately been set, but she has until next Thursday to contact Sandy City Justice Court to set up a hearing.

 If you don’t remember Taylor, here is her contestant page. She auditioned in Salt Lake City with “Joyful Joyful”.  She sang “I Ain’t Got You”  in the semi finals with Group 3, along side Scott McIntyre and Lil Rounds.  She was eliminated and not called back for he wildcard.

Sometimes I wonder where life takes these kids who get their minute in the sun, only to be sent back home empty handed.

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