Saturday, October 06, 2007

The DARK side of weddings

"Woman gets prison for crashing weddings, stealing credit cards"
The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — A 31-year-old San Antonio woman was sentenced Friday to a year in federal prison for crashing weddings and stealing credit cards from the wedding participants while the couple said their vows. Robin Neafie pleaded guilty to federal access device charges in April and was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Friday.
Prosecutors said she found weddings by looking through newspaper announcements or local church listings and then showing up well-dressed for an event. While the ceremony was going on, authorities said she rifled through wallets and purses left unattended by wedding party members. Prosecutors said Neafie continued the scheme for four years before being caught in June 2006 after victims reported unauthorized charges.
Remember my post from last year? This girl came to one of our weddings we coordinated. She showed up about 2 minutes after it started. She said she was late, meeting her uncle who was already inside. She knew the bride and groom's name. The church coordinator showed her to the bathroom where she could change. The door to the bridal room was supposed to be locked - it wasn't....and she stole from my bride, Karen. Karen went on WOAI after returning from her Honeymoon. A policewoman who is a member of the church saw the report and started investigating and they caught her at the same church about a month later. Good work Karen. Very eery, when they flashed the perp's mug on the TV.

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