Alexa Johzen Polar and Robin Antonella Pabello Accused of Stealing $285k for Lavish NYC Trip

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Pabello
Two Garden Grove roommates are accused of stealing a check from a Newport Beach law firm and changing the value to more than $285,000 that they spent on a lavish trip to New York that included private jet travel, multiple hotel rooms, and a shopping spree at Tiffany & Co. and Montblanc for them and their friends. Alexa Johzen Polar, 34, and Robin Antonella Pabello, 33, are also alleged to have obtained cashier checks totaling $100,000 and $33,000 from the fraudulently obtained funds to lease and/or purchase a $3.7 million, 11,000-square-foot house in Murietta.

They were living together in Garden Grove between Sept. 21 and Nov. 16 when they stole a $19,500 check made out to the Newport Beach law firm where Polar worked as a paralegal, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA).

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Polar
The roomies are accused of removing the payee's name and the amount from the check and writing in Pabello's name and the new amount of $285,000. On Nov. 16, the check was deposited via ATM into a joint bank account held by Pabello and Polar, who allegedly went on to charter a private jet to fly themselves and several friends to New York City, rent five rooms at a hotel in Times Square, and purchase items from Tiffany & Co. and Montblanc. They are later said to have used part of the remaining funds to get the huge pad in Riverside County.

The theft was discovered after the issuing bank rejected the check that the receiving bank had processed. The Cypress Police Department investigated the case that has resulted in Pabello and Polar each being charged with two felony counts of forgery, one felony count of grand theft, and one felony count of grand theft by embezzlement. They also face a sentencing enhancement for white collar crime over $100,000.

If convicted, each faces up to six years and four months in state prison. The OCDA said it would request at arraignment in Westminster this afternoon that each prove funds for their bails of $285,000 each come from "a legal and legitimate source" before a bond is posted.

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Toez
Toez

I seriously went to high school with Alexa!!! Lol lol

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apartments of tel aviv

i can assure now that money is temptation some people want to experience a luxury life but its not the right way to have an abundant life

c. m.
c. m.

I like the "If convicted..." part.

Sure would take a good lawyer to get them outta this one. 

Imagine the night a few weeks ago when they smoked a doobie in their Garden Grove apartment and figured they could even buy a house with the money...

Rando714
Rando714

Like the atm won't have a camera to see them making the deposit...I wonder if they will go after the friends that went on the trip? This is the ultimate classic !

BankerGolfer
BankerGolfer

And people wonder why we 1% don't want to marry anyone from the 99%. They can't even embezzle several hundred thousand dollars without getting caught, let alone millions.

Christi
Christi

Im from New York and I sure hope they enjoyed themselves.  Its gonna be a while before they have another vacation!  Dumb asses!!!!!!!! 

Rando714
Rando714

Who deposits 285 grand with a atm transaction...Lmao

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Meh, this aint nuffin.  My old friend embezzled a cool mil and she only did 2 years in CIW.

Bet these girls do less than a year.  Plus, CIW is like Camp Snoopy. 

If you're gonna do a crime, go BIG, and let your girlfriend take the rap.  

909Jeff
909Jeff

Why didnt they go to a check cashing joint like their Hermanos? 

909Jeff
909Jeff

Am I the only one who looks at this picture and knows exactly which one was the brains behind the operation?  It the female Lenny and George from "Of Mice and Men".

Gimpdaddy
Gimpdaddy

no shit - eh?

Deposit in a joint account, rookies!

Fatman
Fatman

Alexa is part Italian.

Gimpdaddy
Gimpdaddy

I'm guessing the mouth breather would be the Lennie Small of the duo. . .

Gimpdaddy
Gimpdaddy

That's rich!

 Fucktards. . .

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