Beckham housekeepers arrested over theft

David and Victoria Beckham’s housekeepers have been arrested after allegedly stealing items from the couple’s home to sell on eBay. A third person, thought to be the housekeepers’ son, has also been detained in connection with the case…

Reports said Victoria Beckham’s parents, Tony and Jackie Adams, became suspicious about items that seemed to tally with things missing from the house being sold online as “Posh and Becks” memorabilia.

Football boots printed with the names of the couple’s three sons – Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo – as well as designer dresses and shirts were among some of the items seen on eBay.

The Adams enlisted the help of friends to bid for some items in an attempt to discover the identity of the seller, who claimed to be a relative of a member of staff at Beckham’s football academy.

An eBay spokeswoman said the website was co-operating with police and attemptiong to work out which items were involved in the alleged theft.

She said the site would be able to trace a clear paper trail back to the seller, adding: “Anyone stupid enough to try to sell anything that is not 100% legitimate makes a big mistake when they try to do it on our site.”

If you believe that eBay is especially diligent or successful at preventing the sale of stolen items – I have some oceanfront property in New Mexico to sell you.