Report: #1063632

Complaint Review: Omar Jude Laurent

  • Submitted: Mon, July 01, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, July 12, 2013
  • Reported By: jraiola — NY New York
  • Omar Jude Laurent
    1100 Grand Concourse, NY
    New York, New York

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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.


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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Another Fake Posting From The Same Individual

AUTHOR: ojl - ()

This second post from "Paul" is also a fake post from a former girlfriend who is spreading slander against my name. It is sad that this person cannot let go of that fact that I do not want to be involved with them. They continue to use this website to ruin my reputation.

A person should not have to deal with vindictive behavior from a former mate due to their not wanting to be in a relationship with said person. I was honest and broke the relationship in a way that safeguarded their feelings. Yet they still feel the need to post fake accusations.


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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Its True / Omar Jude Laurent

AUTHOR: Paul - ()

I was just talking with a friend about Omar, haven't seen him in years & my friend apparently had a run in with him about 10 years ago. We were trying to find out if it was the same guy so we googled and this has come up. Without going into too much detail as I'm sure Omar will see this & I would rather have him not think about me. He stole money from me & tried to swindle much more.  

He's an intersting guy. He has somewhat of a heart & odd behavior. A theif tends to just steal. He seems to have a guilty conscious after stealing and tries to make good and will return it only to do it again. In fact its as if he steals from you to pay back other people he stole from. I'm saddend to see that he is still doing this.

Watch your cash & social security info. He's a professional.  Omar if your reading, reach your potential. do something with your life that you can be proud of, stop hurting others. 

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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

False Alligations

AUTHOR: ojl - ()

This person is spreading slander against my name. If the report is not removed I will alert authorities that is spreading false claims against me since she is a disgruntled former lover. 

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#4 Author of original report

Nothing is "Impossible"

AUTHOR: jraiola - ()

Firstly - yes it did sadden me to write the report - because having known someone for so many years it disappointed me that he would do something like this.

If someone is about to run an errand - I'm not sure why it's so shocking to you that money would be taken out to do so, and placed on a counter top or desk.  Especially when the person in their apartment with them has not done something like this before.  Why would I feel the need to post this information online had it been a case of me being in the wrong?

To back up my claim - if anyone would like the emails from his personal email admitting to have taken it - they're welcome to contact me directly.  There are DAYS worth of them.  With claim after claim after claim that the money was going to be returned and he was "sorry" and "did something stupid" "acted irrattionally" etc etc - the list goes on.

Up until this point in time I had no issues with this individual - hence the reason I would allow him into my home in the first place.  I'd always found him to be an intelligent and capable person, this isn't an assasination of his capabilities in certain fields, simply a word of warning regarding the fact he not only stole from me, but repeatedly lied and dragged the situation out into something it did not need to be.

Once again - there are days and days of emails stating he was "sorry", "acted irrattionally due to a personal situation/dilemma in this life" etc etc.  If I did not have concrete proof of this I would not post something online.

However I would hate for this to happen to someone else.

Was I naive for leaving money out in my apartment - absolutely - I should have kept it firmly locked in the safe until I was ready to set foot out of the door.  But the fact is I didn't - and this individual chose to take, what was not his to take.

It strikes me as interesting that someone even responded to this report - perhaps they had an inkling that something may pop up via the web regarding this individual that may require a response. 

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#5 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Foodrap - ()

I have been friends with Omar for many years and he has proven to be not only trustworthy, but a very loyal friend. How someone can ccuse him of thievery is totally beyond my experiences with him. Omar has been in my apartment, place of business and I have taken him to my familes places of residence and i have NEVER come to know him as a thief. We have shared imtimate details about our lives to one another and can state firmly he is not a thief.

Did you pay him for services you are now unhapy with? You stated a Marketing and Social Media project? I know of all the projects Omar was involved in adn woudl liek clarification as he was with other individuals the days youclaim him to have been with you. and, Who in there right mind leaves said amount of money laying around the house in the manner described? Your story is really hard to believe and why you wouldnt check for the money before he was leaving if you had doubts about him is what leaves me to wonder if you ever really had the money and are just looking to blame an individual to cover for your own transgressions. Your opening statement how it saddens you is the real giveaway. Why you woudl be sad to report someone who stole from you?


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