Woman Arrested for Trying to Steal $2,700 Louis Vuitton Bag
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A bag worth stealing.
Judy Nguyen was hoping for some glamour. What she got was the slammer.
The 28-year-old Anaheim, California resident was arrested on January 24th after allegedly using a stolen credit card to order a $2,700 Louis Vuitton handbag and other designer items, then driving to the victim's Irvine home to pick up the package, the Orange County Register reports.
Though it's not clear which shopping site Nguyen allegedly used to buy her luxury loot, investigators also found $6,000 worth of designer shoes and bags during a search of her home. (Ah, a criminal after our own hearts ... )
Irvine police, however, maintain that the high-end haul was there not to be worn, but rather to be resold online for a tidy profit. As such, Nguyen has been charged with grand theft, identity theft, and unauthorized use of a credit card.
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The scam was uncovered when a local woman contacted authorities after discovering a declined charge for the Louis Vuitton bag on her credit card statement. Though the bag transaction did not go through, the statement revealed that other purchases had been made without the woman's knowledge.
On the designated delivery day for one said item, detectives reportedly watched as Nguyen waited outside the victim's house until a delivery truck arrive. When she went to retrieve the package, she was arrested.
We'll be keeping a close eye on our bank statements for any major designer purchases. Although, knowing us, they're probably legit.