NYU Freshman Sues Roommate For Reportedly Stealing Over $50K Worth Of Luxury Handbags and Jewelry


19-year-old Aurora Agapov, a student at New York University is taking legal action against her 18-year-old roommate for allegedly stealing around $51,000 worth of handbags and jewelry. The lawsuit accuses the roommate, Kaitlyn Fung, and her mother, of planning the theft and selling the items online. The student’s father is a wealthy mining executive, per NBC News. 

In May, Aurora Agapov noticed that some of her belongings were missing from their room in Founders’ Hall. She discovered a receipt addressed to Fung from an online consignment shop, The RealReal, which listed the missing items. The lawsuit claims that Agapov discovered evidence of Fung selling various items. This included an 18-karat ring valued at almost $24,000, a Celine tote worth $3,300, and a Chanel handbag worth $4,000.

The lawsuit states that a Bvlgari necklace and a Chanel bracelet were sold for $2,485 and $175, respectively. This is significantly less than their actual worth. Additionally, the lawsuit mentions that other stolen items, including a Gucci handbag, Christian Louboutin shoes, and a Celine handbag, were sold but later returned to Fung.

The roommate was apprehended after Agapov told officials. She has since been charged with grand larceny, says a police spokesperson. 

According to the lawsuit, Agapov visited The RealReal in New York City and was told by a staffer that Fung’s mother had instructed them to send the unsold items to her residence. Agapov claims that Fung and her mother have not returned the stolen items despite being asked to do so.

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