Woman Convicted of Swapping Pebbles for Gems in London Heist

A woman who secretly swapped seven pebbles for $5.7 million worth of diamonds has been sent to prison for her role in the audacious heist at a luxury jewelry store.

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This undated photo issued by the Metropolitan Police shows Lulu Lakatos. A purported gem expert has been convicted of using sleight of hand to steal 4.2 million pounds ($5.7 million) worth of diamonds from a luxury jeweler in London’s tony Mayfair district. Lulu Lakatos, 60, was sentenced Wednesday July 28, 2021, to 5 1/2 years in prison after the trial at Southwark Crown Court in London. (Metropolitan Police via AP)
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LONDON (AP) — A woman who secretly swapped seven pebbles for 4.2 million pounds ($5.7 million) worth of diamonds has been sent to prison for her role in the audacious heist at a luxury jewelry store in London’s tony Mayfair district. Lulu Lakatos, 60, was sentenced Wednesday to 5 1/2 years in prison after a jury at Southwark Crown Court in London found her guilty of conspiracy to steal. Lakatos was part of an international…

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