NYU freshman sues roommate for allegedly stealing more than $50,000 worth of luxury handbags and jewelry

A freshman at New York University is suing her roommate after allegedly discovering that approximately $51,000 worth of purses and jewelry had been stolen.

Aurora Agapov, 19, filed a complaint against her roommate Kaitlyn Fung and Fung’s mother, accusing the 18-year-old of concocting a scheme to steal Agapov’s expensive possessions and sell some of those items on an online luxury goods resale market.

Agapov’s father is Andre Agapov, a Russian-American mining magnate and CEO of a gold mining company.

The suit alleges that Aurora Agapov discovered in May that some of her belongings were missing from their bedroom in Founders’ Room. She also found a receipt written to Fung from online consignment store The RealReal that listed the missing items, according to the lawsuit.

According to the suit, Agapov asked Fung to open his account on The RealReal, which allegedly showed several items Fung was selling, including an 18-karat ring worth nearly $24,000, a tote -everything from Céline for $3,300 and a Chanel handbag for $4,000.

Among the items already sold were a Bvlgari necklace that sold for $2,485 and a Chanel bracelet that sold for $175. The lawsuit says both items were sold for significantly less than their true market value. The bracelet was valued at $2,000 and the necklace was valued at approximately $13,000, the suit states.

Other stolen items, such as a Gucci handbag, Christian Louboutin shoes and a Celine handbag, were sold but returned to Fung, according to the lawsuit.

Fung, of Old Tappan, New Jersey, was arrested May 2 after Agapov reported the incident to police. She was charged with robbery, a police spokesperson said.

The suit says Agapov went to The RealReal store in New York and was informed by an employee that Fung’s mother allegedly asked them to send the unsold items to her home.

Fung, who LinkedIn says is studying politics and criminology, and her mother could not be reached Tuesday at the phone numbers listed for them. Their attorney information was not included in court documents.

Agapov claims in the lawsuit that Fung and his mother “failed and refused” to return the stolen items to him.

A representative for The RealReal said none of the allegedly stolen items are no longer in their possession and that the company is working with law enforcement.

All shippers are required to sign an agreement confirming they have the right to sell the items and that they have not been stolen, the representative said in a statement.

“If we receive information that items may be stolen, we act quickly by removing the items from the site and opening an investigation,” the statement said.

An NYU spokesperson said he could not comment on the specific incident, but said stealing from roommates was rare at the school and was an “ugly thing to do.” If a student is found to have stolen from a roommate, they will most likely be immediately kicked out of the dorm and face serious consequences such as suspension.

This article was originally published on NBCNews.com

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