Sean Kingston and His Mother Face Charges of Theft and Fraud

The singer was arrested in California and his mother was brought into custody following a raid at his home in Florida.

Sean Kingston and his mother are currently facing numerous charges after they allegedly committed more than $1 million in fraud over several months, The New York Times reports.

Kingston, whose real name is Kisean Anderson, and his mother Janice Turner, 61, both face “numerous fraud and theft charges,” the Broward County Sheriff’s office said in a statement following a raid at his home in Florida and his arrest in Fort Irwin, California on Thursday (May 23). During the raid of his 14,000-square-foot home, authorities arrested Turner and reportedly confiscated several items of value.

The “Beautiful Girls” singer has been charged with one count of organized scheme to defraud, four counts of criminal use of personal identification information, two counts of grand theft greater than $100,000, one count of grand theft greater than $20,000, and one count of fraud. Additionally, he’s been charged with violating his two-year probation period for trafficking stolen property.

Turner is facing eight charges including one count of organized scheme to defraud, three counts of criminal use of personal identification information, two counts of grand theft over $100,000, one count of grand theft over $20,000, and one count of fraud. In 2006, Turner pleaded guilty to bank fraud and spent nearly a year and a half in prison. 

Just before his arrest, Kingston took to his Instagram Stories to assure his fans that everything would be taken care of and that his attorneys were on top of his legal issues.

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According to the warrants, Kingston and Turner are accused of defrauding multiple businesses such as car dealerships and several jewelry stores.

In addition to his latest charges, Ver Ver Entertainment is suing Kingston for fraud and breach of contract for failing to pay for a 232-inch television and “robust sound system” that was installed in his home in September. According to the suit, Kingston secured a low down payment by promising that Justin Bieber and other celebrities would do promotional videos for the company. He paid $30,000 of the $115,000 that was agreed upon for the purchase of television and installation.

 "I sued [Kingston] for defrauding my client out of a 232-inch home entertainment system. A Broward detective read my lawsuit and reached out to me,” J. Dennis Card Jr., the company’s attorney said. My client gave a sworn statement in support of a search warrant."

"We have been waiting on this raid for a few months, and today was D-Day,” he added.

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