Former Phoenix Suns forward Richard Dumas was among 151 people arrested in a pre-holiday roundup of theft suspects sought in multiple cases in Arizona. The U.S. Marshals Service says Dumas was arrested Thursday in Litchfield Park on a warrant charging him with eight counts of organized retail theft. Marshals Service spokesman Frederick Freeman said Dumas was charged in a Maricopa County indictment stemming from a Glendale Police Department investigation. Dumas, 44, is accused of stealing just under $800 in merchandise from the Luke Air Force Base’s exchange store while working with a janitorial service, according to authorities. Glendale police said Dumas was seen on surveillance cameras in the exchange store in September and October 2012 taking items, including cigarettes, alcohol, food items, DVDs and shoes. They turned the case over to the county attorney’s office in February 2013. Dumas was booked into a county jail late Thursday but was out Friday after posting $7,500 bond. He has a Dec. 26 arraignment and it wasn’t immediately known if he has a lawyer. His arrest was part of a U.S. Marshals Service’s operation titled Operation Grinch Stopper, which targeted people with outstanding warrants for various property crimes, including armed robbery, larceny and burglary. The Marshals Service said the roundup was conducted Tuesday through Thursday by multiple agencies in the Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff areas.
Former Suns player arrested in organized retail theft
Arizona Republic | Dec 22