His arrest came after staff at a Tesco store in Henley-on-Thames say they saw Thompson stealing from the store five times in 16 days.
The Sun reports that despite having spotted the chef stealing before, security staff at the store were anxious to be certain that he was in fact pilfering before confronting him, due to his celebrity status.
However, it seems on the fifth occasion that he was spotted, store staff called in police who arrested Thompson and cautioned him.
The paper states that Thompson was captured on video using the self-service tills at the store, and scanning some items – which he paid for – but omitting to scan others, subsequently placing the goods in bags and walking out of the store without paying for them.
Sources told the paper that the stolen goods were “relatively low value” but included cheeses and bottles of wine.
A source said, “He was ordering blocks of cheese at the deli counter, taking bottles of wine, then putting some things through the scanner but walking out with the rest.
“They caught him on camera doing it more than once, but had to be 100 per cent sure it was not a genuine mistake before apprehending him.
“Because of his high profile, the security staff could not afford to get it wrong.”
The paper goes on to say, Thompson “recently quit his £1.6million mansion for a home in High Wycombe, Bucks.”
Following his arrest at the store, Thompson was taken to a local police station where his photograph and fingerprints were taken, as well as a DNA saliva sample.
He was then questioned about shoplifting offences on five different occasions at the Tesco superstore, beginning on December 22nd and including December 30 and 31, January 5 and the 6th, when he was arrested.
A Thames Valley Police spokesman said, “We arrested a man from High Wycombe following a report of shoplifting offences.
“The man has been issued with a formal caution for these offences.”
Finally, the paper states, “Antony Worrall Thompson was unavailable for comment last night.”