Just after learning of the amorous exploits of a couple of Coldwell Banker agents playing round heels in a customer’s house, news comes that a Douglas Elliman agent is spending Christmas at Riker’s Island for shoplifting.
A glamorous Manhattan socialite is spending Christmas behind bars after being sentencing to 30 days for stealing a designer sweater with a price tag of more than $5,000.
Stefanie Lackner, 46, a realtor married to the CEO of Fisher Island Club resort Bernard Lackner, pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor petit larceny in connection to a shoplifting incident that took place in August 2012 at the high-end Madison Avenue boutique Brunello Cuccinelli.
According to court documents, Mrs Lackner entered the store located a few blocks from her office at the real estate firm Douglas Elliman and picked up a sweater priced at $5,135.
The blonde real estate agent initially took the garment to a fitting room to try it on. She then requested the sweater in a different size while holding onto the original.
The criminal complaint cited by the New York Post states that when Lackner emerged from the dressing room, she was carrying only one sweater, but a black shopping bag she had in her possession was noticeably bulging.
The crime was described by a police officer who reviewed surveillance footage from inside the store
‘The defendant did then exit the store without paying for the remaining sweater,’ the court papers state.
“Hey, at least she didn’t screw anyone while wearing the sweater,” Rob Cheatum, Ms. Lackner’s manager at Douglas Elliman told FWIW, “at least she didn’t do that.”