If you can’t trust your maid these days, who the hell can you trust. Certainly not Lucyna Turyk-Wawrynowicz (say that three times fast). The maid to the celebrities was pilfering while cleaning. DeNiro, Bergen, Rossellini.
Lucyna Turyk-Wawrynowicz, 35, stole from at least three people in the past four years. She was arraigned Tuesday on charges of grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, forgery and coercion. Prosecutors and police officials refused to identify the alleged victims. But law enforcement sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a search of the defendant’s Queens home on Monday night turned up property belonging to DeNiro’s wife, Grace Hightower.
Turyk-Wawrynowicz allegedly ripped off several items belonging to Hightower from a Central Park West address, including diamond earrings with a purchase price of $95,000 and shoes valued at $1,000, the sources said.
The sources also said Bergen had property stolen in 2002, but gave no further details.In one case, dating from March 2001, Turyk-Wawrynowicz used the victim’s credit card 16 separate times to make purchases at Barney’s, a high-end clothing store, said Barbara Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
“I did not think you would notice,” Turyk-Wawrynowicz allegedly told the client when confronted.
The celebrity rich aren’t as easy to pull one over on, than the blue-blooded rich. The celebrity rich typically haven’t had their money for that long. They spend it frivolously, but if a dime goes missing, they’re on it. At least the woman had some taste.
Maid charged with stealing from rich Manhattan clients, including film stars [myTelus]