New York's $12M gold thief is a Filipina

Friday, May 1, 2009

sagada igorot gold thiefI was reading Yahoo's most popular stories this afternoon when I saw a story of a New York lady who stole more than 500 pounds of gold worth $12 million from her work over a period of 6 years. Then I noticed her name - Teresa Tambunting. I immediately knew she was a Filipina. Isn't there a popular pawnshop in the Philippines bearing the Tambunting name? I confirmed this by googling her name and finding two stories that did confirm her being a kabayan. Tambunting, a mother of 3, works as a vault manager at an upscale New York jewelry shop and is married to a lawyer from a prestigious law firm. She was apparently released on a $100,000 bail earlier this week. Her possible defense? An obsessive compulsive disorder.

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1 comments:

SaGaDa iGoRoT May 2, 2009 at 9:17 PM  

CORRECTION: The husband apparently works for a securities firm, not a law firm. My bad.