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Sean Kingston arrested on fraud and theft charges after police raid

Sean Kingston was arrested without incident in California Thursday after police searched his Florida home earlier in the day.

The “Beautiful Girls” singer, whose real name is Kisean Paul Anderson, was taken into custody near Fort Irwin, an Army base about 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Page Six.

An arrest warrant had been issued for him on numerous fraud and theft charges.

Sean Kingston was arrested in California on Thursday. Sean Kingston/Instagram
His arrest came hours after authorities searched his Florida mansion. AP

Kingston, 34, is expected to be booked into a prison in San Bernardino, California, according to a spokesman.

A representative for the Jamaican performer did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Page Six following his arrest.

The investigation led to Kingston’s 14,000-square-foot mansion in Southwest Ranches, and detectives from the Dania Beach District, the Strategic Investigations Unit and the police SWAT team searched Kingston’s South Florida home Thursday morning.

Kingston’s mother, Janice Turner, was arrested during the search on suspicion of fraud and theft. BCSO/Mega
He later told fans: “Me and my mom are doing great! … My lawyers are handling everything right now.” Sean Kingston/Instagram

The “Take You There” recording artist was not at the scene at the time of the raid, but his 61-year-old mother, Janice Turner, was taken into custody on suspicion of fraud and theft.

Kingston later addressed the incident on social media on Thursday afternoon.

“Y’all love the negative energy!,” he wrote on his Instagram Story. “I’m doing fine and so is my mom!… My lawyer is handling everything right now.”

Kingston was later taken into police custody near Fort Irwin, an Army base northeast of Los Angeles. Jordan Strauss/InVision/AP
He will be held at a prison in San Bernardino, California. Film Magic

The “Fire Burning” singer’s arrest is reportedly linked to his ongoing legal battle with Ver Ver Entertainment, who sued him in February over unpaid fees related to the sale and installation of a 232-inch TV.

“He’s basically putting out a sales pitch to scam people,” the company’s attorney, Dennis Card, told Local 10 News on Thursday.

“He induces them to give him things that are very expensive. … This is an organized and systematic fraud.”

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