As far as emcees go, 50 Cent’s credit line must be somewhere near the top of the list.
So when two men allegedly tried to make unauthorized purchases using his American Express account, the pair likely though they hit the jackpot.
Not so, according to a report by the New York Daily News. Apparently, thieves tried to use 50’s account information to order two Sony flat-screen televisions worth about $1,000 each.
The owner of the store in which the fraudulent purchase was made became suspicious and did not deliver the televisions. When the thieves wanted to know why they hadn’t received the television, the store owner told them over the phone that they could pick them up.
Two men arrived in a rented car to pick up the televisions, and were promptly arrested, though a source reports that they were not the “masterminds behind the attempted crime.”
This is at least the fifth time since 2007 that someone has tried to make an unauthorized purchase using the rapper’s information.
In 2008, 50 Cent topped Forbes‘ Hip Hop Cash Kings list.