Scott Storch Arrested for Grand Theft Auto
Producer Scott Storch was arrested and charged with grand theft auto for allegedly stealing a Bentley. According to TMZ, Storch plead not guilty to the charges last Friday. According to the lawsuit, the 35-year-old leased the car from a dealer but never returned it once his contract was up. He also eluded the leasing company until they were finally able to track him down seven months later.
Storch, once a sought-after producer, has run into to several financial problems in the past few years. Last summer, his $10 million mansion went into foreclosure. The lavish home boasted 10 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms. Additionally a warrant was issued for the producer’s arrest for failed child support and property tax payments. As if news of his money troubles weren’t bad enough, Storch also made headlines when rapper DMX was found at his house after police offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the Yonkers native.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine named him one of hip-hop music’s highest earners pulling in $17 million in that year alone. Just two years ago, his worth was estimated at around $100 million as he once charged upwards of $100,000 per track.