ED Magedson – Founder
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
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/reports/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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