Sean Kingston and mother arrested on fraud, theft charges after home raided by SWAT

Rapper Sean Kingston's home was raided outside of Fort Lauderdale.
Rapper Sean Kingston's home was raided outside of Fort Lauderdale.

Sean Kington has been arrested after the singer's home in south Florida was subject to a police and SWAT team raid Thursday morning.

Kingston was apprehended without incident Thursday evening by police in Fort Irwin, California, after the Broward Sheriff's Office issued an arrest warrant for numerous fraud and theft charges, BSO public information officer Carey Codd told USA TODAY in an email Thursday.

Kingston will be booked into jail in San Bernardino, according to investigators.

Codd previously said that detectives, along with the Davie Police SWAT, "served arrest and search warrants at a residence in Southwest Ranches" after an investigation.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of Kingston's 62-year-old mom Janice Turner for "numerous fraud and theft charges."

According to Local News 10, the "Beautiful Girls" singer was not present on the property. USA TODAY has reached out to representatives for Kingston for comment.

The details of Turner's arrest are unclear at this time.

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Earlier this month, Turner was sued in a civil lawsuit by Curran Living Trust for $100,000 in unpaid rent for a different location in Florida than the arrest Thursday, according to Broward Country court documents obtained by USA TODAY.

Kingston is also facing legal trouble after being sued for breach of contract and fraud by Ver Ver Entertainment in February for allegedly failing to pay for a 232-inch TV and premium sound system, court documents show.

The company alleged the singer flaunted his celebrity status, particularly a connection to Justin Bieber, to negotiate the price. They are asking for $30,000 and attorney fees in a trial by jury.

Attorney Dennis Card, who represents Ver Ver Entertainment, told Local 10 News outside of the raid on Thursday that they plan to get the equipment back.

"He basically has a sales pitch that he goes through to defraud people. He induces them into giving him really expensive things," Card said. "We know that our property is inside this house right here, so as soon as the raid takes place we are going to have a crew of people in there to reassemble it and take it back to its rightful owner."

USA TODAY reached out to Card for comment.

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