NYU student says roommate stole over $50,000 in luxury items, suit alleges

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A New York University student is suing her roommate and her roommate's mother for allegedly stealing much than $50,000 worthy of clothes, handbags, and jewelry and past attempting to waste nan items done an online consignment store, tribunal documents show.

The suit alleges that Aurora Agapov's roommate Kaitlyn Fung "concocted a strategy whereby she would bargain Plaintiff's jewelry and high-end designer clothing and handbags and waste aforesaid done The Real Real."

Agapov, who completed her freshman twelvemonth astatine New York University earlier this summer, noticed astir May 1 that immoderate of her belongings were missing, tribunal documents show. On nan aforesaid day, she allegedly discovered a receipt written to her roommate Fung, who is from Old Tappan, New Jersey. The suit alleges nan receipt was from nan luxury consignment shop The RealReal and listed immoderate of nan allegedly stolen items.

"My bosom dropped," Agapov said to nan New York Post astir her find of nan alleged thefts, which included items fixed to her by her mother. "We said beautiful overmuch each day," She added to nan Post astir her roommate. "I'd opportunity we didn't really person immoderate falling outs aliases anything." 

Fung's ineligible team, Agapov's ineligible team, and The RealReal did not instantly respond to PapaRead News' petition for comment.

According to nan lawsuit, that night, Agapov confronted Fung, who'd been her roommate for nan 2023-2024 schoolhouse year, and Fung allegedly admitted she'd stolen respective valuable items, immoderate of which had already been sold done The RealReal, which calls itself "the largest marketplace for authenticated luxury consignment." 

At Agapov's request, Fung allegedly signed onto her RealReal relationship and showed her nan items listed for sale. According to nan suit, they included a Solange Azagury 18K ruby ringing worthy $23,765, a Celine Nanno tote worthy $3,300 and a Chanel purse worthy $4,000. 

The app besides allegedly listed stolen items that had already been sold, including a Chanel Strauss that had sold for $175 and a Bvlgari necklace that had sold for $2,485. According to nan suit, some items "were sold for substantially little than their existent marketplace value. Specifically, nan Chanel Strauss Bracelet had a worth of $2,000 and nan Bvlgari Necklace had a worth of astir $13,000."

The app allegedly listed different items stolen from Agapov but returned to Fung, including a Gucci handbag, a Celine handbag and Christian Louboutin shoes. 

According to nan suit, nan worth of nan unsold stolen items is astir $31,000, while nan damages being sought for nan sold stolen items is astatine slightest $20,000.

Agapov reported nan alleged theft to nan New York Police Department connected May 2, and Fung was arrested nan aforesaid day, nan suit stated.

When Agapov went to The RealReal shop successful downtown Manhattan to talk nan theft, an worker told her that Fung's mother, referred to successful nan suit arsenic Jane Doe, instructed nan shop to nonstop nan unsold items to her location successful New Jersey, tribunal documents allege. Those items person not yet been returned, contempt Agapov's demands, nan suit said. 

A tribunal summons for Fung was handed to her begetter astatine her New Jersey residence connected June 6, tribunal documents showed.

S. Dev

S. Dev is simply a news editor for CBSNews.com.


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