Former Phoenix Suns player Richard Dumas arrested during roundup

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by The Associated Press

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Posted on December 20, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 26 at 4:21 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Former Phoenix Suns player 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, 44, 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.

According to the police report, while performing janitorial services at the Army and Air Force Exchange at Luke Air Force Base, Dumas and another suspect allegedly removed several items for sale without paying for them on eight different occasions in September and October 2012.

The total cost of items Dumas allegedly removed from the exchange was just under $800.

Dumas remained in custody Friday after being booked into a Maricopa County jail late Thursday and appearing before a judge Friday morning. It was not immediately known whether he has a lawyer.

Dumas played for the Suns from 1992 to 1995, providing stellar play for Phoenix in 1993. He was waived by the team in 1995 after he missed drug testing.

The Marshals Service said the roundup was conducted Tuesday through Thursday by multiple agencies in the Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff areas.

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