Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher’s Ex-Boyfriend\'s Arrest History Revealed!
Chad Rookstool and JoJo Fletcher
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The Bachelorette

Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher’s Ex-Boyfriend’s Arrest History Revealed!


From what we’ve gotten to know of JoJo Fletcher’s ex on both Bachelor 2016 and in his recent tell-all interview about the Bachelorette star, we don’t have the best picture of Chad Rookstool.

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And with the new info that just came to light of the 38-year-old, our perception hasn’t improved!

Apparently, before he was a successful Dallas salon owner, a then-25-year-old Chad was arrested for stealing!

According to documents obtained by, JoJo’s former beau was charged with theft after he admitted to stealing from his employer in May 2003. Woah!

That being said, more details reveal the incident was fairly mild compared to how it sounds: He was working at Nordstrom in Frisco, Texas, and stole $100 from the register.

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Someone who witnessed him take the cash reported Chad, and he was escorted to the loss prevention office, where he admitted to the crime. He blamed his actions on not having enough money to pay his bills.

Chad Rookstool
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If this was a one-time incident, many might write it off as no big deal. But during his confession, he also stated he had taken money in a similar fashion “about five times” prior. Jeesh!

At the end of the day, he was still let off pretty easy, with just 24 hours of community service, a one-year probation period, and $261 in court costs.

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Now, this was clearly over a decade ago and we’re sure the ex-boyfriend of our Season 12 lead has grown considerably since. Still, not a great display of character, right?

The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


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