Cake thief makes off with over 1,000 pastries from New York bakery
There's having a sweet tooth, and then there's this. A thief ransacked an upscale New York bakery -- pilfering 1,020 pastries worth $90,000.
The New York Post reports that David Lliviganay, 31, worked for two years at Lady M Confections before he allegedly smuggled hundreds of Rabbit Stamp Signature Mille Crêpes out from under his employer's nose. His thieving spree lasted about four months.
Apparently, there's a thriving black market for these raved-about cakes, which go for $90 apiece and have Martha Stewart's and Oprah's seal of approval. The New York Times even claims the rabbit stamp cakes are “at least the second-best cake in the city."
So, Lliviganay saw an opportunity and grabbed it by the frosting. Unfortunately for him, the law grabbed him by the you-know-what because security cameras caught him stealing the cakes and loading them into his truck at least two dozen times.
Lady M only became aware of the thefts after discovering their cakes were being sold on the black market for cheap. The bakery, enraged, launched a hefty investigation and quickly found their cake-swindling culprit.
The bakery is now suing Lliviganay to recover their lost profit -- “plus interest." Lady M also seeks punitive damages for their former-employee's “intentional, malicious” and “outrageous” behavior.
Lliviganay was arrested and has since pleaded guilty to petit larceny. He's scheduled for sentencing on September 24.