fake bags

A Virginia woman pled guilty to purchasing fake designer bags online, returning the bootleg bags to stores for refunds and selling the originals on Instagram.com for over $2,000 each.

Police say Praepitcha Smatsorabudh, 41, of Arlington, ran an online scam that netted her $1 million in profit from late 2014 to the end of 2015.

Her elaborate scheme involved purchasing fake designer handbags from Chinese suppliers online, then returning the bags to the same stores where she had earlier bought the original designer bags.

She profited by selling the original bags on Instagram and eBay for over $2,000 each.

Smatsorabudh, who is originally from Thailand, claimed to be living in Virginia on a student Visa at the time of her arrest.

She allegedly cheated department stores out of $400,000 in fraudulent refunds.

Smatsorabudh sold hundreds of Gucci, Fendi, YSL and Burberry handbags as "guaranteed authentic" on Instagram and eBay.com.

In an email to one of her suppliers in September 2014, Smatsorabudh allegedly wrote: "The best fake bag I’ve ever seen! Can you send me more from this factory. They make bag IMPaCABLE [sic]!!!!"

Smatsorabudh's fraudulent scheme involved 60 stores across 12 states. The con artist avoided high end boutiques, and instead returned the fake bags to department stores such as T.J. Maxx, where sales people weren't savvy enough to spot the fakes.

At one point she was T.J. Maxx's biggest online customer in the world, according to the Washington Post.

T.J. Maxx discovered the deception and identified 226 fake bags she returned for refunds. Neiman Marcus reported 10 more fake handbags.

Smatsorabudh was arrested after an undercover agent bought a designer handbag from her online.

The feds raided Smatsorabudh's Arlington home and recovered 572 bags -- some of which were fake, according to court documents.

"What I did was so wrong. I deserve to be in jail," she said Wednesday at her sentencing hearing.

She was sentenced to 30 months in prison and 3 years supervised probation upon her release. She was also ordered to pay $403,250.81 in restitution.

  • stav

    Good!

  • cherrypie

    Dang...Everybody got a hustle...smh

  • LaynaLaine

    WOAH

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Yes i need to find mine. Lol

  • harley_quinn2.0

    They sell those high end bags at TJ Maxx? Learn something new everyday...

  • SG

    I was just talking about this with my stepmom last night. Asians be in TJ Maxx with a basket full of bags. One store in my area limits the number of bags you can purchase per shoppimg excursion.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Folks don't know when to say when.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Yup. They have small defects.

  • puppylove

    Depends on the neighborhood. Marshalls, TJMaxx, Ross all adjust their offerings based on the area.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    My BFF use to work for Cole Hann. Asians would drop thousands on bags only to return them for a full refund. They would buy the bags make copies and return the originals after. This is an old hustle , that fool was just doing it backwards.

  • Buttercup

    They sure do. YSL is a popular brand they carry at the one nearest me.

  • CapricornIce

    Why her name sound like a spell?

  • puppylove

    Sometimes, not always. If they have a good relationship with the supplier they can get the same quality items, the same time the big department stores get them.

  • CapricornIce

    Exactly.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I belong to this FB group, they have impeccable dupes. Come with dust bag and receipts. Girl bought a fake Clarisonic brush and was able to register it on the real website.

  • jussaying

    yep.. puppylove got you.. if you go to the richer areas, you'll get better options. but honestly, you can just as easily order them from gilt/offsaks, rue la la, or hautelook for great prices too and i don't think those are defected. also check lastcall at neiman's end of the year sale. literally just found a pair of giuseppe's for 229 and 350 that i couldn't pass up!

  • Buttercup

    That doesn't sound like a fake. It sounds like it was hot.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I haven't been to TJ Maxx in ages.

  • nicelyput32

    The Runway section.

  • puppylove

    They are online now, you don't even have to go in.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    On AliExpress? That's where she got it from.

  • missmiami305

    Auntie refuse to post about TIP and TINY only because we want her to. It's her way of saying I told you so.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'm sure lol

  • Sucker Free

    My baby works there...most I've seen is Michael kors and Ralph lauren

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    No she gone make us wait

  • missmiami305

    Omg ?

  • jussaying

    lol man if i knew i wasn't going to get caught, i can't blame her. rent/mortgage rates in arlington is brutal. they be trying to charge 2200 for a one bedroom dump.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    ?. I didn't want to assume she was Chinese. I thought she was one of those Asian looking eastern europeans. Her name look like letters that were thrown at a chalk board.

  • Irony

    She should've got out the game, same thing I tell D-boys. Now she'll be serving General Tso to her new girlfriends.

  • jussaying

    nah, aliexpress is known for dupes... my friend used to buy all kind of crap off of there. there was another one too.. somethingpay.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    That's what I normally see at Marshalls. You'll see Kate Spade and Michael Kors. But Gucci and YSL is news to me.

  • puppylove

    I used to work at Marshalls at the Del Amo Mall, we had decent items. The one at the South Coast Plaza however had much nicer things. And the ones in Vegas are good too.

  • Buttercup

    I've never dealt with AliExpress, but I don't think it would be too far fetched. A couple of months ago, $11K worth of Levi's were stolen from a JC Penney in Macon. I wouldn't be surprised if those items ended up on a site like AliExpress or in someone's IG boutique.

  • missmiami305

    Yup! She wanna see us sweat ?

  • Buttercup

    The ones in Vegas are legit. I go to Vegas to eat and hit those discount department and outlet stores.

  • Sucker Free

    Why do they give some folks restitution on top of jail time...having a felony record in this world is punishment enough and most times they can't even pay

    Asking for a friend...rhetorically ?

  • jussaying

    man there used to be a marshall's megastore way back when. i found a pair of Paige jeans for 25 dollars and nearly lost my mind.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    You can shop online? My mind is blown ??

  • shun king

    The simple reason she pulled off a stunt like this is because she isn't black.

  • puppylove

    The jail time is the penalty you pay to the state. Restitution is for the victims.

  • jussaying

    lol reread this in monica's voice.. so gone LOL.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    But yet the department stores will follow Black folks and call security. FOH.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'll keep this in mind when I go in May

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I watched a guy snatch a whole stack of daisy dukes off a display table in Sears. I was weak.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Giggles..

  • missmiami305

    Yup and use code words like Versace

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Basically

  • Irony

    A guy???

  • Sucker Free

    I did see a Stella McCartney purse at one in west palm tho...they wanted 700 for that bish! Twas the size of a clutch....misconduct

  • puppylove

    Crazy. When I worked discount retail, it was a mixture of thieves.

  • LibraGirlonly

    After that post yesterday she's probably in hiding. Whoo wee

  • iWasteTime

    we're getting the post but it'll be at like 7:30 or during lunch ... lol

  • jussaying

    lmfao lmfao... wondering what he's gonna do with them.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    She'll post it sometime this afternoon lol

  • puppylove

    You already know.

  • Chardonnai

    I'm just here for the TIp and Tiny post.

    :sipstea:

  • Buttercup

    Have fun!

  • jussaying

    you smaht.. [/dj khaled voice]

  • Irony

    Nutsack will be hanging from the bottom.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Chile, this heffa had the nerve to follow me through a cheap ass store in the mall. I started snatching clothes off the racks and dropped em on the floor. I made her ass clean up everywhere I walked. Stupid hoe

  • puppylove

    Yup cause you steal 400k from me i want my coins.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yes I had one follow me and asked if I needed help and I said yes you can get the hell out my face. Lol I had to laugh at the look she gave me.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I should try that one. Lol

  • Sucker Free

    I know but corporations are predators...not victims...imho

  • puppylove

    In this case they are not.

  • jussaying

    agreed.. those celine bags though. it makes me cry how beautiful and expensive they are smh. i gotta rock the zac posen imitation bag lmao.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    You in FL too?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Thank you!

  • Irony

    I worked in LO at Ma...had me watching the young colored guys, I caught a chunky snow gal.

  • Chardonnai

    Petty at its prime. I love it!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Chile, I do not play that shyt. Do not follow me through no damn store.

  • jussaying

    lmbo omg... like in scary movie. the gym teacher that was brendon turned brenda but still wanting becky.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Call me Petty Wap *giggles*

  • jussaying

    LMAO.

  • Irony
  • puppylove

    OT:

    Sending my lil bro off to school in a couple of weeks. Any suggestions for things we should acquire for him so he don't have to boost like Penelsjshejdk up top.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *giggles* Those usually the ones that boost.

  • Carolina Blue

    I had to pay restitution one time...$400......smh

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Wonder if I can find a Goyard that fell off a truck.

  • jussaying

    lmfao how you get that gif so fast, so dead.

  • Oliver Brady

    That's what I thought of. She was able to pull this off because of her non threatening, stereotypically submissive demeanor. Many years ago on the Montell Williams show they featured soccer mom type women who returned items to stores for profit. All Caucasian. One was bold enough to admit she gets away with it because of her "clean cut" appearance. Meaning she's white and blonde therefore not suspicious. Must be nice. This was in the early 90's. It stays in my mind because I remember my mother had to "go off" in a footlocker just to get them to exchange a pair of football cleats. She purchased them without realizing my feet had expanded over the summer. What a scene that was. 1 week later White women are on television bragging about returning stolen items to the store without a receipt for profit. Amerikkka??

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I applaud you

  • violet_skyz

    She's in the lab writing up the post on TI and Tiny?

  • LibraGirlonly

    Especially when we are spending money. SMDH

  • Chardonnai

    They sell all kids of name brand bags there. I've bought one or two from TJ Maxx

  • Irony

    I already had it. I told someone I'm a man and asked if they wanted to see my ?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    #storytime

  • Sucker Free

    ???

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Exactly!!!

  • Irony

    See.

  • puppylove

    The higher end stores will take anything back. I think Kathy Griffin said he mom returns random things to Nieman's all the time.

  • Carolina Blue

    Oh hush...lol

  • LibraGirlonly

    Stop it!! I just had a coupling fit at work.

  • Irony

    I remember this episode.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    And that's usually how it is. According to "them", white is right. FOH. Folks be so worried thinking that "we're" the thieves, meanwhile, they be stealing folks' retirement funds, getting corporations shut down, etc, because their thieving asses.

  • puppylove

    Remember Wynona Ryder's clepto ass.

  • Carolina Blue

    ??.....it was Self defense, I won she lost I went to jail for 3 days....went back for a week because I lost my gig from being locked up and couldn't pay the restitution....the end.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    YASSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! Bish why YOU stealing?????

  • Sucker Free

    Its old news to Auntie. She working on a trump or transgender post no doubt

  • Str8tUpMenace

    She better be LOL

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    How was it self-defense? Over a man?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Condoms

  • Sucker Free

    No...Cleveland...was on vacay

  • Irony

    For now, but I'm waiting on Jen.

  • Buttercup

    Mini fridge, microwave (if he isn't living in one of those fancy, smancy dorms that are like apartments), XL sheets, look into a loft bed to maximize space, shower caddy, area rug, laundry detergent, fabric softener, desk lamp, and 50-11 pairs of shower shoes.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *giggles & grabs popcorn*

  • SummerBaby

    New post

  • Str8tUpMenace

    We want details. Don't leave nothing out. *giggles* #nosy

  • Carolina Blue

    Huh?? A man??? I thought this was already established...lol

  • Buttercup
  • Carolina Blue

    Lol that's pretty much it...

  • Carolina Blue

    Me too lol

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *giggles*

  • Irony

    Laptop, & a girl friend. That's all.

  • Sucker Free

    Yea...I was thinking of another scenario ?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    To add on reloadable Visa cards for food and other items, under bed storage thingy, toilet tissue, towels, bath cloths, bus/metro card.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Oh I forget. So a woman?

  • Buttercup

    alladis!

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ??happy hump day

    Yes, it's: "the runway @ t.j. maxxx"

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Yes! He had on a plane base ball cap, a jacket zipped all the way up with the collar covering his neck and sunglasses. He felt 3 pairs on the table ?.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Oh quarters if it's a laundrymat type situation. I stayed bout an hour way from home so I washed clothes then.

  • Carolina Blue

    No ma'am. I don't fight over bitches. She basically was trying to bully me.....you know size me up. She found a way to start a fight and got that ass tow back...?

  • puppylove

    Hell naw. On the gf. No distractions. I already got him condoms. He has a laptop. And Ill get him some lotion.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I like you. You sassy.

  • Carolina Blue

    ?? lotion

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Show him the "blue waffle" so he doesn't come home with something he didn't leave with. That includes a baby.

  • Carolina Blue

    ??..sassy!!

  • puppylove

    He know the rules. You knock sone one up you get cut off.

  • Irony

    You should've yell, "Hey MAN why are you stealing daisy dukes of all things?" ?

  • Torae

    She'll have a new hustle when she gets out...

  • Irony

    So you getting lotion and condoms for him to nut up in a condom?? Get that man a girlfriend to distract him from sticking everything that's walking on that campus. Speaking as a man there are going to be OPTIONS! He needs to be grounded.

  • Carolina Blue

    Lmao

  • Irony

    Yes, cooking.

  • hi-liter

    When they started selling YSL and $2,000 handbags at TJ Maxx? There must be a TJ Maxx on Rodeo Drive.

  • puppylove

    His options are as follows:

    1. Right hand
    2. Left hand
    3. Read the literature and reconsider.
    4. If the first 3 don't work you better wrap it up.

  • Nelleoftheball

    That's exactly what I was thinking when I read that

  • sunni_daze

    TJ Maxx off the Runway. But I think its only a few locations.

  • hi-liter

    For real? Interesting.

  • sunni_daze

    I don't blame a theif for stealing, I blame the store for not knowing their product and taking back a fake bag while giving a full refund.

  • sunni_daze

    Yes. I was shocked to find that out.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    There's a section within particular stores called "The Runway". In some cases the bags are ridiculously over-priced. They wanted $899 for a SMALL Fendi crossover, I was like BYE. Saks had the same bag (however a different color) for $499?

  • hi-liter

    They (store associates) supposed to be trained for this very thing

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    She was sentenced to 30 months in prison and 3 years supervised probation upon her release. She was also ordered to pay $403,250.81 in restitution.
    =====
    Only 2 1/2 years + probation?
    If her name was Shaquanda Washington, she would have gotten way more time.

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    Online they sell Gucci. So it's possible....I think I have seen Gucci in some stores too. Not all of them .

  • hi-liter

    This must be only in major cities. Definitely not where I live.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    I'll always blame a thief for stealing. They can work a regular job like the rest of us.

  • Chardonnai

    I've seen Gucci bags in Burlingtons

  • Irony

    Strict big sister.?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Yes, yes she would have.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Hi there ? Thanks for the info

  • Annaunki

    fck someone else name.. Black people stop making these Mfkrs wealthy....Fck'em

  • puppylove

    Look, I sacrifice a lot for him to be able to pursue his professional passion, not for him to get his nose open and give me some bs like me and Cindy getting married cuz she knocked.

  • Low E. TUH!

    SHE MADE A MILLI...GOT LESS THAN 3 YEARS AND GETS TO KEEP 600K??

  • Jen_no_juice

    I think she sold the real ones online for $2000

  • Butter

    Ive always been confused by what's considered fake, if the same (sweat shop) makes the real and the Workers have left over material and make more.... How is it fake? I've held the same fake and real LV bag and I couldn't tell the difference, I bought it off the streets in New York. It came in a LV box inside the velvet cloth bag, tissue paper on all the zippers, and a certificate. The man told me they only fake because its not taxed and purchased from a store.

  • sunni_daze

    That's their character.

  • yallcrazy

    That was genius though. She shouldn't have put it on social media. Social media is the devil. It ruins everything. Not that I'm condoning stealing either...just an observation

  • Mystery User

    What a hustle!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    If you worked in retail for years and saw how prices are jacked up first hand . You'd look at boosters differently. Ask yourself why a 400 pair of shoes can be sold for 80 bucks , and the retailer doesn't bat an eye.

  • Butter

    Nope, Girl the TJMaxx here in Atlanta sells Gucci bags for $1000.00... They have a upscale section called The Runway, chit is Crazy! I wouldn't expect an associate to know the difference. She probably had a person on the inside.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Being Asian also helped her ass return those designer bags , Everybody think they have Money.....let my black ass go into Neiman Marcus to return a Fake designer bag...they would have SWAT carrying my black ass out that damn store... like bitch bye...

  • sunni_daze

    Exactly. They not making knock offs that good. The stitching and material is always a dead give away hard ass leather, strap falling off, inside looks nothing like the inside of the real bag.

  • surprise2012

    You know the only reason they took it back is because she was Asian and they thought she was honest. LOL- Let it had been me, they would have called the design to the store to make sure it was authentic, before I got my money back :)

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    maybe I need to go to TJ Maxx in YT's area cuz they aint selling Gucci and YsL at nar TJ.Maxx I go too.

  • Irony

    I got you. You're still strict!? j/k

  • puppylove

    That was her profit. The store was only out 400k

  • Yoni

    The best you can get is a MK, Coach or Dooney, if you're lucky. LOL

  • Yoni

    *side eyes all the "bags" Sandra was passing out this Christmas* LMAO :2dance:

  • Yoni

    I'm thinking it's the QUALITY of the materials used. To know a real LV bag, for instance, you have to look at the straps/handles......so I've been told.

  • Low E. TUH!

    BUT IF SHE WAS AN US - SHE WOULD'VE HAD TO PAY THAT TIMES 5.

  • thehumble1

    WOW that is all

  • hottlanta

    Donald Trump will do a fake victory lap and said that he saved you from going to jail.

  • jussaying

    LOL... now i have ying yang twins stuck in my head, thanks. 'hey lil mama lemme whisper in ya ear.. wait till ya see my-OH'

  • hotntot95

    These Asian ladies got hustle...up top looking all innocent...LMAO..u gotta put your third eye on them..

  • sunni_daze

    And you already know verifiying the serial numbers and all

  • hottlanta

    I don't I am the knock off bag queen. I went to Spain and came with 5 fake bags and people always ask me where did I get my bags from each time I carry them. Spain is a knock-off bag person's dream. Got a sharp large LV when I went to Puerto Vallarta that gets the looks as well. I bargained ole boy down for that one and it is the business. Even people have a real one tell me I did good when I tell them it is a knockoff. I refuse to pay $1000.00 for a bag when I don't have $1000.00 in my wallet everyday.

  • hottlanta

    Betta know it. They would have placed a call overseas to the original designer just to be sure.

  • Irony

    You're welcome. Now wait til you see my ?

  • Scromes1212

    My friend just recently started working at the LV store and he said the workers in the store aren't able to tell the difference and when people come in asking if what they have is fake they have to send it to the factory to verify it. It's like you said, same factory same material. They may use glue sometimes instead of stitching it but that's about it.

  • Scromes1212

    They trying to put the little 17 year old Target girl in the Feds for gift cards smh

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/1187064768052230/ Grace Sully

    Isn't that the truth!

  • Scromes1212

    Black folk kill me lol cause it's a sexy crime she is brilliant. But the lil Target girl is the scum of the earth smh we will never learn.

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Philippines, too.

  • Scromes1212

    People don't understand that about 90% of the stuff they see peopl with are knock offs. If it looks good it doesn't really matter in my opinion.

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/1187064768052230/ Grace Sully

    The fakes are good but usually have small errors like their stitching count. LV purses have a dedicated number of stitches that are used on each purse. The LV logos are never cut off and the triangle patterns on the zippered ends aren't a boxed pattern. I found out the hard way after buying a fake on eBay and just researched how to spot them.

  • TVJunkie

    Open up a fish and hot wing place in the hood. lol

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/1187064768052230/ Grace Sully

    The best way to tell is to look up the purse on their website and look for patterns like stitching count, color and patterns.

  • Scromes1212

    She will still probably be able to get a loan smh only in America

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/1187064768052230/ Grace Sully

    She most likely bought them from ioffer. I bought something some Dre beats for less than ten bucks and they are identical to the real ones. I also have a really good Coach replica but the LV purse that I got was sloppy. When I buy a fake I buy a good one meaning the stitching, logo and material are close to perfect.

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/1187064768052230/ Grace Sully

    Exactly, there are tons of videos and that help people spot the difference in fakes.

  • Annaunki

    smart woman

  • Low E. TUH!

    EXACTLY!

  • Just saying

    The buyers for T.J Maxx know their demographics! In my area, MK is such a hot seller for the country people.

  • side_i

    ???

  • FlyMiss

    So what was she charged with? Fraud?

  • Luv Pitties

    I did the math when I read that also, Keisha or Lima would've had to pay all of that and then some plus be banned from all TJ Maxx and Neiman's stores including online for life. Additionally child services would come to take their kids and place in foster care, because the environment would've been deemed unsafe due to "the possibility of drug activity and guns ." Lima would've been deported to her non native but Spanish speaking country .

  • Luv Pitties

    Where? Is it near Buckhead or Alpharetta ?

  • Luv Pitties

    Lol or beauty supply

  • TeeTee

    the Target girl was preyed on and hustled...

  • TeeTee

    yes you do! The LV bags that are fake that come out of places like Old Nat for under $100 are the worse.. but for $150 - $200 you can get a very impeccable knock off that can not be made out as a fake.

  • Yoni

    I'm not from/don't live in ATL but I assume when you said Old Nat, you were referring to Old Nat Rd.? LOL

  • Michelle

    30 months? That was a waste of the Prosecutor's time. She will bail upon release and NEVER pay restitution. The money she stole was stashed long ago. I guarantee it was MORE than a million dollars. That's the amount they can prove.

  • tintin

    a friend of mine works in retail and she says asians be stealing the most but admits they tend to watch the blacks more.

  • Butter

    Alpharetta TJ Maxx by N point mall and the TJ maxx on Barrett pkwy in Kennesaw .....

  • crystal weston

    That is why when we go in to their stores they watch us because they are paranoid because they are the real scammers.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly! She was more a victim then a criminal.

  • Michelle

    Oldest trick in the book, college kids do this

  • Blood

    Yesssss for the returning the fake bags ????

  • TeeTee

    yes - yes I am

  • Queen B

    Lmao ???

  • Queen B

    When in the hell did TJ Maxx start selling designer bags am I missing something

  • Arrissasso

    Why all the negative Asian attention? I'm nothing like these low lives I bust my ass day in day out I don't steal I don't cheat I don't murder, If I want something I get it. It's called saving.

  • TeeTee

    girl go online, they have $1500 bags, Fendi and all. I went to look for a purse one day and said this is not what I came here for!

  • Gina

    Asians are smart at everything even hustling..

  • iAmsterdam

    1. She still gets to keep 600K
    2. Some people bought fake bags from original retailers

  • Mrs.Meenie

    Please give this lady a round of applauds...this is one of the best schemes I have heard about in a while. She should have planned better though! I would never spend my hard earned money on bags that get messed up like a $40.00 bag. I have learned my lesson from buying expensive bags and now I am sure her customers have learned that same lesson.

  • S T

    Ok???? I ain't no criminal but she had a pretty slick enterprise goin there!

  • http://Instagram.com/CaramelMacc4 Jackie Rayne

    So who brought the fake bags she returned to TJ Maxx?? Smh.

  • S T

    ?????

  • S T

    Ok?!?!?! ????

  • S T

    Ok?!?! She can plan her next criminal enterprise and graduate
    To high end jewels by then! ?????????

  • S T

    Welp, now that I'm on my way to Spain as of three seconds ago....? Do tell, what parts did you go to? Did u get to go on the Ave Train?

  • S T

    Not a call oversees...?? but you're so right.

  • S T

    Ok, so this is off, but on, topic. I'm fascinated by this, so I have to share: did y'all know Justice Sonya Sotomayor started her legal career as an attorney for Fendi??? She prosecuted counterfeit manufacturers of Fendi luggage, purses, wallets, etc. She, subsequently befriended the son and heir of the House of Fendi. They are still friends and yes, he furnished her entire wardrobe fresh outta law school. #FunFact

  • Allihave2say

    Keke got 15 years for stealing a chicken from Walmart. This lady stole $1M and got 30 months.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    She had to be a "he-look-a-like-a-man!"

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Were they tried by the same judge, jury, and jurisdiction?

  • Allihave2say

    A certain recent politician in _ was in the news for perhaps being untruthful about campaign funds had two almost untraceable scams. Allegedly.

    1. She would steal the SSN of children who's parents were illegal aliens along with a coworker and they'd establish credit under the SSN's and use each others addresses. When creditors came calling for secured items purchased TVs, Washers & dryers etc they'd show their IDs to prove they aren't that person and the serial numbers didn't match and wallah.
    2. She would purchase items on credit cards that match items at stores with easy return policies that give cash back even without a receipt. She'd pocket the money. The trick is the credit cards were in the SSN of the children she defrauded. I'm sure when they got older they found this to be an issue. They should all be adults now.

    She's often hailed as a champion of children. I just SMH.

  • Allihave2say

    Right! Someone else can steal far less and get more time.

  • Allihave2say

    At a local flea market an Asian woman was selling Coach and other designer bags. I bought several from her and they were the talk of the town. Not even on the market at that time. She sold them as fakes. They turned out to be real. Her booth mysteriously disappeared one day and I was UPSET.

  • Allihave2say

    The TJMAxx's in the YT hoods have it on an popping. We have a "thrift store" in some YT neighborhoods that sell high end clothes and shoes. Sometimes the new tags are still on the clothes. You'll find $80 new jeans for $3.

  • Allihave2say

    I think the story said she avoided those because they could tell. I only can tell about LV when I get it at an LV store. The LV switches up on me when I'm trying to see if it's real or not. Wonk eyed.

  • ALLMINE

    I had this Chinese chick had to leave her quick cuz she kept bootlegging my shit..~ Jay-z

  • hotntot95

    It's prolly her in this pic...little sneaky one up top...???

  • hotntot95

    It's prolly her in this pic...little sneaky one up top...???

  • Jason Roane

    You win the Internet for the day lol!

  • Queen B

    Lol oh shît let me check

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    If I was a judge and had to pronounce her first and last name, I'd just let her off with a warning.

  • Allihave2say

    Could be! But the other lady was a little cuter and elegant. Sure hate I lost that contact. There was a guy who used to be a shoe distributor had all the connections. He had Dillard shoes for $25-$40/pair. I compared prices at Dillards $100+. He died. His family sold the last of his stock and shut down the booth. I'm so hurt!

  • digital_femme

    I'm guessing no? ?

  • digital_femme

    Did not know that actually. Thanks for sharing that!

  • soflystann

    LOL, the way I just hollered!

  • Jussjess25

    But wait, how bout deportation as well? Oh they wont do that huh.. if she was any color close to black, I doubt she would've been nearly as successful. Sad thing is she couldve been a legitimate millionaire, had she put all that energy into a real business.

  • Jussjess25

    You stooooopid lol

  • Jussjess25

    Interesting thanks for sharing

  • Jussjess25

    Yea girl true shit lol

  • Sincerity7

    Lowkey: that was a pretty good scam...while it lasted.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Wow!
    Ballin'!
    Nice scam. Wrong is Wrong BUT nice scam.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    et my black ass go into Neiman Marcus to return a Fake designer bag...they would have SWAT carrying my black ass out that damn store... like bitch bye.

    I almost bust out at my desk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ALAN PARTRIDGE

    Tawainese women are slutty, deceptive liars so I'm not even surprised.