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(Houston Press)   The burglar who ripped off a socialite's "million dollar closet" after she went on TV to brag about it, has contacted the press to complain the items he stole were all fakes. SOMEBODY's gonna have uncomfortable conversation with an insurance adjuster   (blogs.houstonpress.com) divider line 116
    More: Followup, Theresa Roemer, Detective Brent Akin, Houston Press, Montgomery County Sheriff, news crews, burglary  
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2014-08-17 12:02:19 PM  
Sounds like an elaborate sting.
 
2014-08-17 12:04:37 PM  
Well, prove it mr burglar.
 
2014-08-17 12:17:02 PM  
Modern science hasn't yet developed a machine capable of measuring my indifference to this situation.
 
2014-08-17 12:18:24 PM  
Thankfully though, modern memeology has it well covered.
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-08-17 01:28:18 PM  
The burglar

pictured

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2014-08-17 01:33:02 PM  
When no one was looking, Lex Luthor
took forty fakes. He took 40 fakes.
That's as many as four tens.
And that's terrible.
 
2014-08-17 02:06:08 PM  

nekom: Modern science hasn't yet developed a machine capable of measuring my indifference to this situation.


That's beautiful, lol.
 
2014-08-17 02:38:53 PM  
Seems legit.
 
2014-08-17 02:40:07 PM  

nekom: Modern science hasn't yet developed a machine capable of measuring my indifference to this situation.


Oh, nice. Well played indeed.

That said, I find this subject to be the gift that keeps on giving.

/I deeply enjoy anything that gives me a reason to loathe
 
2014-08-17 02:41:48 PM  
Stepson did it. Where's ma ree-ward?
 
2014-08-17 02:44:18 PM  
If the items were all fake, all the burglar seems to have accomplished with this was returning the only valuable item in the whole lot.
 
2014-08-17 02:45:23 PM  
38.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-17 02:46:45 PM  
I give the burgler credit for returning the dead son's hair.
 
2014-08-17 02:49:29 PM  
At least you got something.

i2.wp.com
 
2014-08-17 02:50:09 PM  
I'm pretty sure that uncomfortable conversation already took place since they admitted to leaving the door unlocked and alarm system off.
 
m00
2014-08-17 02:51:45 PM  

Ivan the Tolerable: If the items were all fake, all the burglar seems to have accomplished with this was returning the only valuable item in the whole lot.


Well, the socialite might go to jail for insurance fraud.
 
2014-08-17 02:54:36 PM  

m00: Ivan the Tolerable: If the items were all fake, all the burglar seems to have accomplished with this was returning the only valuable item in the whole lot.

Well, the socialite might go to jail for insurance fraud.


Exactly.
 
2014-08-17 02:56:50 PM  

m00: Ivan the Tolerable: If the items were all fake, all the burglar seems to have accomplished with this was returning the only valuable item in the whole lot.

Well, the socialite might go to jail for insurance fraud.


Are people legally obligated to secure all their belongings? I understand why most would want to, but are we obligated by law to do so?
 
2014-08-17 02:58:13 PM  

nyseattitude: m00: Ivan the Tolerable: If the items were all fake, all the burglar seems to have accomplished with this was returning the only valuable item in the whole lot.

Well, the socialite might go to jail for insurance fraud.

Are people legally obligated to secure all their belongings? I understand why most would want to, but are we obligated by law to do so?


You may not be obligated to do so by criminal law, but your insurance policy sure does encourage it.
 
2014-08-17 02:59:34 PM  

WTF Indeed: [38.media.tumblr.com image 400x328]


Totally looks like
 
2014-08-17 02:59:42 PM  
Oh, please god, I hope she tried to make an insurance claim for fake jewels.
 
2014-08-17 03:00:25 PM  

nyseattitude: m00: Ivan the Tolerable: If the items were all fake, all the burglar seems to have accomplished with this was returning the only valuable item in the whole lot.

Well, the socialite might go to jail for insurance fraud.

Are people legally obligated to secure all their belongings? I understand why most would want to, but are we obligated by law to do so?


Not the relevant issue.  What's of interest here is whether she knowingly filed an insurance claim on items that were not stolen, or else that she knowingly defrauded the insurance company about the value of the stolen items.
 
2014-08-17 03:00:56 PM  

nekom: Modern science hasn't yet developed a machine capable of measuring my indifference to this situation.


Sure it has:

static.tvtropes.org
 
2014-08-17 03:04:34 PM  
As far as criminals go, this guy seems pretty cool.
 
2014-08-17 03:05:13 PM  
Why not at least send her back the locket with her dead son's hair?
 
2014-08-17 03:05:26 PM  

nyseattitude: m00: Ivan the Tolerable: If the items were all fake, all the burglar seems to have accomplished with this was returning the only valuable item in the whole lot.

Well, the socialite might go to jail for insurance fraud.

Are people legally obligated to secure all their belongings? I understand why most would want to, but are we obligated by law to do so?


No, but they are required to be truthful when making insurance claims.

And the insurance policy may have a provision (page 143, Section 17, subsection (ix), clause F) that they don't pay up if you don't take reasonable precautions or some such. I doubt they would pay if you left insured valuables on a street corner, or sitting inside your wide-open front door with a "STEAL ME" sign.
 
m00
2014-08-17 03:05:39 PM  

nyseattitude: m00: Ivan the Tolerable: If the items were all fake, all the burglar seems to have accomplished with this was returning the only valuable item in the whole lot.

Well, the socialite might go to jail for insurance fraud.

Are people legally obligated to secure all their belongings? I understand why most would want to, but are we obligated by law to do so?


Well, no. But presumably she made an insurance claim and used the value publicly stated in the media as evidence. Now she's really in trouble if they can prove she deliberately let the fake jewels get stolen as part of the scheme. Like, they were connected events.
 
2014-08-17 03:06:24 PM  

nyseattitude: m00: Ivan the Tolerable: If the items were all fake, all the burglar seems to have accomplished with this was returning the only valuable item in the whole lot.

Well, the socialite might go to jail for insurance fraud.

Are people legally obligated to secure all their belongings? I understand why most would want to, but are we obligated by law to do so?


There's no law that states you must lock your doors, but your insurance policy will say you must in order for your insurance to be valid. And if she claimed they were genuine and valuable items but were in fact fake then that is fraud and a crime.
 
2014-08-17 03:06:51 PM  
Insurance companies go out of their way to dispel any rumors of fraud. I was working at in insurance company doing I.T. work, and got to know some of the people in the Special Ivestigations unit there. They told me stories of how some people reported having things lost or stolen, bragging about it to neighbors, then having a fall out with said neighbors, neighbors reporting the fraud. It's amazing how a little 7,000 claim can wind up effectively ruining someones life.
 
2014-08-17 03:07:02 PM  
This is why you should do your bragging on Fark.com and not TV.
 
2014-08-17 03:07:28 PM  
Three things come to mind:

1- GAUDY.

2- Do guys really find her attractive? She looks like He-Man.  She may have been prettier when she was younger but I assure you Texas has far prettier belles than this fake one.
theresaroemer.com

3- As a girl, I never understood women who need to have a million over-rated and over-priced baubles. It's overkill.
 
2014-08-17 03:09:35 PM  

lumiere: Three things come to mind:

1- GAUDY.

2- Do guys really find her attractive? She looks like He-Man.  She may have been prettier when she was younger but I assure you Texas has far prettier belles than this fake one.
[theresaroemer.com image 850x637]

3- As a girl, I never understood women who need to have a million over-rated and over-priced baubles. It's overkill.



That's a bad case of man hands.
 
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2014-08-17 03:10:32 PM  
Her policy could be different, but I expect her policy says she must have security devices but not that she must use security devices. One reason to buy insurance is to protect yourself from your own mistakes.
 
2014-08-17 03:12:53 PM  

lumiere: Three things come to mind:

1- GAUDY.

2- Do guys really find her attractive? She looks like He-Man.  She may have been prettier when she was younger but I assure you Texas has far prettier belles than this fake one.
[theresaroemer.com image 850x637]

3- As a girl, I never understood women who need to have a million over-rated and over-priced baubles. It's overkill.


She's got that rubber monkey look from too much plastic surgery.
 
2014-08-17 03:13:03 PM  
At least the burglar learned the first lesson of blackmail. Always follow through on your threats.
 
2014-08-17 03:14:54 PM  
et man if someone stole all my ear Jordan's and purple Augusts I 'might be pissed too!
 
2014-08-17 03:17:25 PM  

lumiere: Three things come to mind:

1- GAUDY.

2- Do guys really find her attractive? She looks like He-Man.  She may have been prettier when she was younger but I assure you Texas has far prettier belles than this fake one.
[theresaroemer.com image 850x637]

3- As a girl, I never understood women who need to have a million over-rated and over-priced baubles. It's overkill.


image.minyanville.com
 
2014-08-17 03:21:25 PM  
I can't imagine "socialite" being on my tombstone. That would be humiliating.
 
2014-08-17 03:21:43 PM  

Chafed Willi: lumiere: Three things come to mind:

1- GAUDY.

2- Do guys really find her attractive? She looks like He-Man.  She may have been prettier when she was younger but I assure you Texas has far prettier belles than this fake one.
[theresaroemer.com image 850x637]

3- As a girl, I never understood women who need to have a million over-rated and over-priced baubles. It's overkill.

[image.minyanville.com image 300x300]


Hah! Except she wouldn't be caught dead with that over her head. It would be more like...

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2014-08-17 03:22:55 PM  

FrancoFile: lumiere: Three things come to mind:

1- GAUDY.

2- Do guys really find her attractive? She looks like He-Man.  She may have been prettier when she was younger but I assure you Texas has far prettier belles than this fake one.
[theresaroemer.com image 850x637]

3- As a girl, I never understood women who need to have a million over-rated and over-priced baubles. It's overkill.


That's a bad case of man hands.


And man face.
 
2014-08-17 03:24:23 PM  

lumiere: Three things come to mind:

1- GAUDY.

2- Do guys really find her attractive? She looks like He-Man.  She may have been prettier when she was younger but I assure you Texas has far prettier belles than this fake one.
[theresaroemer.com image 850x637]

3- As a girl, I never understood women who need to have a million over-rated and over-priced baubles. It's overkill.


Miss Piggy has really let herself go...
 
2014-08-17 03:25:40 PM  

People Who Annoy You: FrancoFile: lumiere: Three things come to mind:

1- GAUDY.

2- Do guys really find her attractive? She looks like He-Man.  She may have been prettier when she was younger but I assure you Texas has far prettier belles than this fake one.
[theresaroemer.com image 850x637]

3- As a girl, I never understood women who need to have a million over-rated and over-priced baubles. It's overkill.


That's a bad case of man hands.

And man face.


Nah, that's not man face.  That's Botox face.  Possibly ass fat face.  I suppose the ass fat could have come from a man's ass, that would technically be man face.
 
2014-08-17 03:26:23 PM  

nyseattitude: m00: Ivan the Tolerable: If the items were all fake, all the burglar seems to have accomplished with this was returning the only valuable item in the whole lot.

Well, the socialite might go to jail for insurance fraud.

Are people legally obligated to secure all their belongings? I understand why most would want to, but are we obligated by law to do so?


YES! Varies on which and what.. But, I know if you leave your car running, even with the car locked up because you have another set of keys, you are in for tickets, fines, even arrest in multiple states. EVEN locked, it is not considered secured because apparently glass is not secure. (and cops love making/stealing money)
 
2014-08-17 03:26:26 PM  
can we just start referring to 'socialite' as 'unemployed'?
 
2014-08-17 03:29:14 PM  

lumiere: Three things come to mind:

1- GAUDY.

2- Do guys really find her attractive? She looks like He-Man.  She may have been prettier when she was younger but I assure you Texas has far prettier belles than this fake one.
[theresaroemer.com image 850x637]

3- As a girl, I never understood women who need to have a million over-rated and over-priced baubles. It's overkill.


As a photographer, I will say that that specific pose is designed to draw attention to the ass. Which is extra sad because this woman seemingly has none. Which really just drives home the point that she's a bit of a goit.
 
2014-08-17 03:30:02 PM  
The dispute with the stepson is an interesting wrinkle. As is the scuttled (or is it?) reality tv deal.
 
2014-08-17 03:32:42 PM  

lumiere: Three things come to mind:

1- GAUDY.

2- Do guys really find her attractive? She looks like He-Man.  She may have been prettier when she was younger but I assure you Texas has far prettier belles than this fake one.
[theresaroemer.com image 850x637]

3- As a girl, I never understood women who need to have a million over-rated and over-priced baubles. It's overkill.


meh, she looks like she might be a fun fark, I'd give it a shot
 
2014-08-17 03:36:54 PM  
Who? Honestly, I have no idea who she is or why I should know who she is.
 
2014-08-17 03:38:11 PM  

chitownmike: lumiere: Three things come to mind:

1- GAUDY.

2- Do guys really find her attractive? She looks like He-Man.  She may have been prettier when she was younger but I assure you Texas has far prettier belles than this fake one.
[theresaroemer.com image 850x637]

3- As a girl, I never understood women who need to have a million over-rated and over-priced baubles. It's overkill.

meh, she looks like she might be a fun fark, I'd give it a shot


No, he's right. Someone stole that woman's ass!
 
2014-08-17 03:42:14 PM  

lumiere: 2- Do guys really find her attractive? She looks like He-Man.  She may have been prettier when she was younger but I assure you Texas has far prettier belles than this fake one.

3- As a girl, I never understood women who need to have a million over-rated and over-priced baubles. It's overkill.


Number 3 is meant to distract from number 2. (Though I'm also a woman, and I'm with you on the baubles. I have a few pieces of jewelry for when I need to dress up, and that's it. The money can be put to much better use.)
 
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