A 27-year-old rap artist and father of two has been ordered to perform community service work, after being convicted of fraudulently obtaining a sport utility vehicle last year from a Naperville car dealership.
Dionte T. Alexander pleaded guilty in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton to a felony charge of theft or unauthorized control over more than $500 but less than $10,000 in cash or property, according to court records. Companion charges of issuing or delivering a forged document, theft by deception and receiving, possessing or selling a stolen motor vehicle were dismissed in exchange for that plea.
Judge Kathryn E. Creswell ordered Alexander to perform 30 hours of public service work as his penalty, records showed. Creswell on Monday also placed Alexander on two years of probation, and ordered him to undergo substance abuse counseling and testing, records indicated.
Alexander, of Chicago, is a rapper who uses the stage name ItsMrAlexander, according to information posted on his website. Naperville police in December took him into custody at Cook County Jail in Chicago.
Police Sgt. Bill Davis earlier this year said Alexander on Aug. 12 went to a car dealership on the 1400 block of West Ogden Avenue on Naperville’s west side. Davis would not identify that business.
Alexander used a bogus cashier’s check to buy a black, 2002 Lincoln Navigator, Davis said. The scam was discovered four days later by the dealership’s employees.
Chicago police later last summer found Alexander driving the SUV while drunk. Davis said further investigation led to Alexander’s being charged with theft and fraud.
Alexander’s website identified him as being “the owner of Midwest indie hip hop label Paratroop Nation Music Group.” He has released two albums, according to the website.
He is a native of Chicago’s south side who “began rapping at the age of 12, and making beats at the age of 15,” website information indicated. He had no prior record in DuPage, Kane and Will counties.Tags: Police Blotter