’16 and Pregnant’ Star Arrested for Stealing Pregnancy Test

by | March 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM | 16 & Pregnant

'16 and Pregnant' Star Whitney Purvis's mugshot

16 and Pregnant” star Whitney Purvis was arrested Thursday in Georgia for … stealing a pregnancy test.

TMZ reports the 20-year-old MTV reality star put a First Response pregnancy test inside her jacket at a Walmart, then proceeded to the restroom where she used one of the tests. She was caught by store security, who called police.

Purvis was taken into custody and booked on a charge of misdemeanor theft by shoplifting. Purvis’ mother was arrested for drugs last year.

Purvis appeared on “16 and Pregnant” in 2009. There are no details on the results of the pregnancy test.

“16 and Pregnant” Targeting Rich Girls

Yesterday it was reported that MTV producers were seeking girls from a more affluent background for Season 4 of the show, which begins later this month. The network was hoping to avoid the backlash they’ve been subjected to, due to the “trainwrecks” the show has featured so far; many of the girls have landed in legal trouble, with time in the slammer and rehab.

In other celeb thievery news, Chris Brown accused of stealing a cell phone: