A rich guy in Florida who paid $8 million for a private island last month just got arrested . . . for stealing $300 worth of stuff from Kmart.
59-year-old Andrew Lippi lives in the Florida Keys, and he’s filthy rich. Late last month, he bought a private island with a huge estate for $8 million. And he also owns a 12-bedroom mansion that was used for the 17th season of “The Real World” in 2006.
But even though he obviously has plenty of money, he got arrested on Saturday . . . for trying to steal $300 worth of stuff from KMART.
Apparently he needed stuff for his new mansion. Because right after he closed on it last month, he bought two new coffeemakers . . . eight light bulbs . . . and a bed skirt at Kmart. Then police say he put other stuff in the boxes and tried to return them.
The box for the bed skirt had a pillowcase in it . . . he replaced the light bulbs with other bulbs . . . and put a basketball in a Keurig coffeemaker box.
Andrew claims he didn’t do it, and someone else must have switched out the products. He’s facing a felony grand theft charge, and he’s due in court next week.