Former MLB Star Lenny Dykstra Arrested For Bankruptcy Fraud

By Sarah Burbank,

Former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra, of the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, has been arrested for committing bankruptcy fraud.

Dykstra, who filed for bankruptcy in 2009, "stole and destroyed more than $400,000 worth of property in the estate,” according to TMZ Dykstra is also being accused of loading up a moving truck and selling items on e-bay ant to a consignment store. FOX reports that Dykstra sold and/or destroyed more than “$400,000 worth of property.” The former MLB star is accused of “ripping out a $50,000 sink” from his mansion and installing it in his office elsewhere. Also, he allegedly attempted to sell thousands of dollars worth of sports memorabilia. Dykstra purchased his $18.5 million mansion from hockey great Wayne Gretzky.

According to the LATimes, as of 1:14PM, the LAPD has arrested Dykstra on separate charges of grand theft auto and is being held on $500,000 bail.

If convicted of bankruptcy fraud, Dykstra could face up to five years in federal prison.



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