Woman steals 500 lbs of gold, piece b...

Woman steals 500 lbs of gold, piece by piece, over 6 years

There are 23 comments on the www.nypost.com story from May 1, 2009, titled Woman steals 500 lbs of gold, piece by piece, over 6 years. In it, www.nypost.com reports that:

A New York woman swiped 500 pounds of gold belonging to Jacmel Jewelry by stashing small pieces in her handbag with a false bottom over six years. .

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Since: Mar 09

louisville

#1 May 1, 2009
shikes.....that a lot a gold....

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Since: Feb 08

Old Mesilla/New Las Cruces

#2 May 1, 2009
I'd bet a wooden nickel to a platinum slug there is more than
gold missing after 6 clueless years.
Moishe Liebowitz

Medford, NY

#3 May 1, 2009
Oye!!!

Vat ver de security in dat place doink?

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#4 May 1, 2009
This reminds me of the one Johnny Cash song - "One Piece at a Time." That was supposedly based on a true account of someone taking home car parts from an automobile company until he had enough parts to build one. From what I hear, that car still exists too.

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Since: Jan 09

Kalamazoo, MI

#5 May 1, 2009
stopTAGGING ourWALLS wrote:
I'd bet a wooden nickel to a platinum slug there is more than
gold missing after 6 clueless years.
Hence her smug grin. She knows she got caught with part, not all. She looks completely at peace with it. But then again, it's not like she will get to enjoy any of it, I doubt they will let her bond out.

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Since: Jan 09

Kalamazoo, MI

#6 May 1, 2009
Quinteshia wrote:
This reminds me of the one Johnny Cash song - "One Piece at a Time." That was supposedly based on a true account of someone taking home car parts from an automobile company until he had enough parts to build one. From what I hear, that car still exists too.
Years ago I worked for a manufactured housing company in Northern Indiana. We too had an employee that was able to peice together a 1 bedroom unit from years of stealing parts. Of course, he was busted.

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#7 May 1, 2009
Schnozzy wrote:
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Years ago I worked for a manufactured housing company in Northern Indiana. We too had an employee that was able to peice together a 1 bedroom unit from years of stealing parts. Of course, he was busted.
Busted huh? That sounds about like a woman caught getting large implants and not paying for them.

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Since: Jun 08

Fairport, NY

#8 May 1, 2009
500 pounds! She oughta sue her employer for the resulting back pain.

>Tambunting allegedly kept stashed in 12 large plastic treasure chests in her home....husband works for the Cantor Fitzgerald securities firm....She remains free on $100,000 bail.

Plastic treasure chests? How tacky for rich people, or anyone. Based on that fact alone I would have set bail at 1,000,000.00.

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Thompson's Station, Tn

#9 May 1, 2009
It's called a WIFE.
Anti-Teleprompte r

United States

#10 May 1, 2009
$8,000,000 in assets is a lot to go missing piece by piece over 6 years.
none yo beezwax

Teaneck, NJ

#11 May 1, 2009
people can be so greedy

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Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#12 May 2, 2009
I heard of a guy who worked in a software company and stole an entire application over several years. Took it home bit by bit.
peter dunkin

Winnemucca, NV

#13 May 2, 2009
as a johnny cash fan and an underground miner,sure makes me Envios.God Bless The Cash Family.

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Since: Oct 07

Knoxville, TN

#14 May 2, 2009
Quinteshia wrote:
This reminds me of the one Johnny Cash song - "One Piece at a Time." That was supposedly based on a true account of someone taking home car parts from an automobile company until he had enough parts to build one. From what I hear, that car still exists too.
Ha-ha! Yep, I thought EXACTLY the same thing. First thing that popped into my mind.

Here's a YouTube of it--gotta watch about 40 seconds into it.

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Knoxville, TN

#15 May 2, 2009


Ooops! Here's the Johnny Cash link.

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Cookeville

#16 May 3, 2009
she could'nt have stopped last year? moved to the Caymans like the smart thieves do?

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#17 May 3, 2009
Bout time wrote:
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Ha-ha! Yep, I thought EXACTLY the same thing. First thing that popped into my mind.
Here's a YouTube of it--gotta watch about 40 seconds into it.
lol,,,,me too,,,,,,

What I dont understand is how it went on for six years,, even in the high end jewelry biz thats a lot of stolen gold!! didnt they wonder about their " failing books" im stumped!! and,,,it doesnt say how they caught her,,,,, i need more info!!!! embezzlement at its finest!!! lol,,,,,now me,,, i woulda been sporting some gucci bags,, at least!!
not hordeing it in a ziplock,,,,,

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Since: Dec 06

Antarctica

#18 May 3, 2009
So, they mention she may have an obsessive control disorder in the article. Then they say she kept all the gold and never converted it to cash.

OCD? Really? Ya think?

'Cause someone who was stealing for the value would have started converting it to cash long ago.

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Since: Oct 07

Knoxville, TN

#19 May 3, 2009
aiki_mcr wrote:
So, they mention she may have an obsessive control disorder in the article. Then they say she kept all the gold and never converted it to cash.
OCD? Really? Ya think?
'Cause someone who was stealing for the value would have started converting it to cash long ago.
Funny her OCD compelled her to hoard gold rather than belly-button lint (or something equally worthless)!

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Since: Dec 06

Antarctica

#20 May 3, 2009
Bout time wrote:
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Funny her OCD compelled her to hoard gold rather than belly-button lint (or something equally worthless)!
Not really. What reading I've done on hoarding types of OCD seem to indicate the the hoarder is doing so because they believe what they're hoarding is valuable. They've convinced themselves that it's value far outweighs any consequences of the hoarding. I'm certainly no expert, but it seems reasonable to me.

Seems like it'd be pretty easy to convince yourself of overriding value with something like gold.

Still, I don't think OCD is going to get her off on an insanity plea. She still knew she was stealing and that stealing is illegal and immoral.

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