Chikezie Busted For Identity Theft!

Remember Chickezie from Season 7? Via 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.

Holy cow!

UPDATE: Chikezie tells TMZ it’s all a misunderstanding (after the jump). Harvey Levin tweeted that Chikezie is out of jail.

2nd Update: Cops say Chikezie was busted for using a stolen credit card. Read it HERE:

Chikezie Eze was arrested after trying to buy men’s cologne on a stolen credit card … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We broke the story … the former “American Idol” was busted at Neiman Marcus last night and booked on felony identity theft.

Chikezie Eze is now dealing with a felony arrest because he just wanted to smell good.

We spoke with the “American Idol” alum a few minutes ago about his arrest last night at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills for felony identity theft.

Chikezie says he went cologne shopping at Neiman’s last night, took two bottles to the counter and presented his Neiman’s credit card — a card he had never used before.

Chikezie says the clerk flagged the card, called security and he was taken downstairs for questioning. He says he was told … something was “untrue” on his credit card application, though he had no idea what it could be.

Chikezie says, “They said they were waiting for someone to use the card and when they did they would pull them down.”

Chikezie says he has no idea what information on the application might be false, adding, “I am who I am. It’s not like I can hide that.” He mentioned security said something about the name of his company — Advanced Business Strategic Solutions — on the application, but didn’t know if that’s why Neiman’s flagged the card.

Chikezie says, “I haven’t done anything wrong myself and I’m pretty confident nothing is going to happen.”

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