Gautier Faces Grand Larceny Charges

July 16, 2008
SAN DIEGO, Calif.
Toni Lynn Iyoha

Gautier Faces Grand Larceny Charges

Jean-Yvette Gautier is facing the possibility of being charged with attempting because of alleged shoplifting claims by a small boutique owner, Sandra Maria Almeida. If charged, Gautier may face up to five years in prison. Gautier allegedly attempted to steal one dress, one scarf, two bracelets, and a pair of shoes from the boutique, Roupa Rosa, in La Jolla, Calif. The claimed theft occured on July 12th between 5:45 pm and 6:15 pm.

Lieutenant Jennifer Casey arrived on the scene as the women were struggling over the purse with the reported stolen items inside. When she arrived, she states that the door was locked and both women looked angry and involved in a heated argument. Casey says there is no conclusive evidence and it would be difficult for either party to really prove their innocence or guilt.

Jean-Yvette Gautier is on location in La Jolla, San Diego, filming her new movie, The Convict, in which she plays the lead role. She claims to of been simply window shopping after lunch with a costar, Jean Peu. Her account of the alleged crime is she is innocent and being framed.

β€œShe’s obviously framing me because I’m famous.” says Gautier in response to why she may be facing these charges.

Meanwhile, Sandra Almeida claims that the actress sent her off to the back to fetch a pair of shoes so that Gautier would be able to make an escape with the items. Almeida locked her store doors so that a Gautier could shop in peace, and claims that Gautier tried to run out of the store with the goods.

The case is currently a battle of stories, but will be worked out to the fullest extent possible.

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