Chad Johnson Impersonator Charged With Identity Theft After Dropping $18K at Louis Vuitton

As you might have guessed, the man pictured above is not former Bengal Chad Johnson, nor does he resemble the six-time Pro Bowler in the slightest. However, that didn’t stop Miami resident Mervin Cabe from going to a Louis Vuitton store last Friday to buy $18K in goods as Ochocinco.

Details from The Aspen Times:

Mervin Cabe of Miami told employees at the high-end luxury goods store that he was Chad Johnson — who is formerly known as Chad Ochocinco — in order to be able to make the purchase. Customers at Louis Vuitton must have a “profile ID” in order for their transactions to go through, according to an affidavit filed in Pitkin County District Court.

Cabe could not come up with the matching phone number to Chad Johnson’s profile ID, though an employee did allow him to purchase $18,548 worth of items. Cabe initially tried to use a credit card that was twice declined to make the purchase, then pulled up an Apple Pay account on his cellphone, which worked, the affidavit states.

The report goes on to state that lyin’ Mervin kept deflecting questions from police before ultimately coming clean:

However, he finally asked to speak with a sergeant on scene, who later said Cabe told him, “You’re going to have to take me … to jail. I’ve done something bad,” the affidavit states.

Mervin is facing two felony charges of identity theft and unauthorized use of a financial transaction device, but all might not be lost for this scumbag because it looks like Ocho wants to help him out:

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