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'Idol's' Chikezie Charged with Cologne Crime

3/29/2010 2:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Chikezie Eze did not pass the smell test with the L.A. County District Attorney, who has charged the "American Idol" castoff with the crime of attempted grand theft for allegedly trying to buy two bottles of cologne with fraudulent credit info.

Chikezie was arrested last February after trying to buy cologne at Neiman Marcus .... prosecutors say he fraudulently tried using credit information from a man named Willem Grandia.

And only at Neiman's would two bottles of cologne constitute grand theft -- the tab was $1,289.57.

In addition to the misdemeanor grand theft charge, the D.A. is prosecuting Chikezie for misdemeanor identity theft.

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LeRoy    

Another idiot!

1607 days ago
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Darlene    

LOL!!! ;oP

1607 days ago
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victorpark    

Nice going, Kooky...you rock!

1607 days ago
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Wil    

I don't know what I'm bothered by the most. The fact that he stole someone's personal info, or the fact that he was going to pay 1300.00 for two bottles of cologne.

DOES THE 1300.00 INCLUDE A GIRL TO FOLLOW YOU AROUND YOUR HOUSE SPRITZING YOU WITH COLOGNE ALL DAY!

1607 days ago
20.

Better Than You    

Where Chikeze is going, they won't care too much about body odor.

1607 days ago
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marissa    

Wonder how his company's name fits into all of this, because remember he claimed he did nothing wrong and it was a business credit card? And he DID get the charge dropped from a felony, which (because this all happened before any pleas or any legal action, look at court databases)says the cops didn't really have a whole lot of evidence. Maybe he just took his company's credit card, but more than likely he opened up a business account under a fictitious name or something along those lines.

1607 days ago
22.

Matt    

I wonder which fragrances cost that much?
Matt
Perfume

1589 days ago
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dA bOY    

He's *****ia..explains everything.

1463 days ago
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