Well this is a little awkward. A woman running for Congress in Wisconsin has been arrested for trying to scam a jewelry store in New York City. That’s just the sort of thing that can end your political career.
Ron Kind primary challenger arrested in La Crosse as a fugitive
La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – A woman who recently announced her primary campaign against Congressional Representative Ron Kind is now in custody of the NYPD on grand larceny charges.
Juliet D Germanotta, 36, was arrested on February 12 by the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department at 400 La Crosse Street. That arrest followed a call to the DA’s office from the NYPD saying that Germanotta was wanted for grand larceny in the third degree.
The New York Post has more:
Congressional candidate busted trying to hawk stolen ring
A congressional candidate from Wisconsin was busted by the NYPD in her home state when she tried to hawk a ring she ripped off from a Manhattan jewelry store, police said.
Juliet Germanotta — who in campaign literature vowed to keep the state “fiscally responsible by questioning expenses ” — ordered a $4,800 ring from Mikaelians Jewelry on West 47th Street in Midtown on September 19.
But Germanotta, 36, who describes herself as a “proud transgender woman,” claimed the ring she received was not to her liking, and requested her money back, police said.
Instead of sending the real ring back, she sent the store a bogus bauble — and attempted to sell the original.
We have a feeling her candidacy is over.