American Idol Contestants Guilty of Identity Theft?
Derrell and Terrell Brittenum of Memphis, TN have been charged with forgery, theft by deception and financial identity fraud for purchasing a 2005 Dodge Magnum last June 2005 in Atlanta using someone else’s identity.
The twins recently appeared on the most-watched show in America – American Idol. Evidently they were excellent performers and had moved on to the next round in Hollywood, CA. Unfortunately for them they’ve now been dropped from the show based on their actions.
Here’s a before photo:
And an after photo:
E!Online reports that:
“Both brothers were released from jail on bond Sunday morning and were preparing to travel to Los Angeles for the next round of eliminations when they received word that their presence was no longer welcome.
Though the twins may have blown their shot at Idol worship, they reportedly have other opportunities to consider. Bennett claims to have been contacted by “several” record labels interested in signing the brothers.”
Great! Evidently some record labels are still interested in these gentlemen. Maybe their arrests will give them additional “street cred.”
Whatever sells records, I guess…