A Democrat congressional candidate who is a self-described ordained minister and "proud transgender woman" was arrested this week on third-degree grand larceny charges.
Juliet D Germanotta, 36, was running against Democratic Rep. Ron Kind in Wisconsin. The New York Post reports:
Juliet Germanotta — who in campaign literature vowed to keep the state “fiscally responsible by questioning expenses ” — had ordered a $4,800 18-karat yellow gold Zambian emerald and diamond 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 from the store.
Instead of sending the real ring back, she sent the store a $10 bogus replica — and sold the original, cops said.
Detectives with the NYPD picked up Germanotta in Wisconsin, where she reportedly confessed to the crime and waived extradition in court.
A local ABC affiliate reports that the third-degree grand larceny charge "deals with theft of property that exceeds a value of $3000."
A Twitter account that appears to belong to Germanotta makes petty attacks against political opponents, including against Rep. Kind, through the use of tacky memes and other various photographs.