- Report: #1063632
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Complaint Review: Omar Jude Laurent
Omar Jude Laurent AKA Omar Laurent, Omar Jude 2000 dollars was stolen whilst the individual was allowed in my home for work reasons. New York New York
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Another Fake Posting From The Same Individual
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Its True / Omar Jude Laurent
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: False Alligations
*Author of original report: Nothing is "Impossible"
*Consumer Comment: Impossible
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It saddens me to have to post this report, as this was an individual I thought was not only capable but trustworthy and I was incredibly disappointed by his behavior.
During the last few days of June, Omar Jude Laurent was in my home to help me with a marketing project and various social media work - blogs, twitter etc.
I was back and forth between rooms taking care of paperwork etc and briefly had left $2100 on the counter which needed to be used for a money order and the rest deposited into my business account. I sat down at my desk in the other room, while he was still in the living room organizing papers. Suddenly he appeared in a rush to leave and said "I got a call from my family I have to rush back to the Bronx".
Trying to be understanding (despite the fact I am SURE I had not heard him on the phone) - everyone has been through the horror of a family emergency or similar, I said no problem, though a little thrown by the fact he was shaking and behaving erratically.
He left - leaving a bag of stuff in my apartment - trivial personal items which I thought was odd. I decided to go and take the cash to the bank and pick up the necessary money order for a license I had to apply for. It was gone.
Double checking various places in my apartment I realized it had been taken, and this was the reason for his sudden dash out of the door.
I tried calling on numerous occasions and sent multiple texts - nothing - until later than evening when responding to my text messages asking why he would steal money from me he finally text back "I'm sorry, I freaked out. I will get it back to you." - Finally admitting to having taken it.
As much as I loathe filing police reports it was necessary, as that was the only way I was going to be able to claim that money as a loss. So a Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree charge was placed and a warrant issued for his arrest. I found out at a later date that Laurent had a restraining order out against him and a warrant pertaining to that. So it seems somewhere along the way he had clearly - lost his way - and whereas I do have sympathy for people going through hard times, I have ZERO TOLERANCE for thieves.
I have not posted this report to be malicious - but simply to warn others out there, should they work with him, that he has turned into a dishonest individual.
I should add that even after I asked him to stop contacting me he continued to say he was "On his way with the money" for over three days. Which leads me to question - has he lost his mind? Commutes in NYC may be bad, but I have never known it take 3 days to travel across the island of Manhattan.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/01/2013 02:29 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Omar-Jude-Laurent/New-York-New-York/Omar-Jude-Laurent-AKA-Omar-Laurent-Omar-Jude-2000-dollars-was-stolen-whilst-the-individu-1063632. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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