Fisher Island Club CEO's Wife Spent Christmas at Rikers Island for Grand Theft Sweater
For Stefanie Lackner, the socialite wife of Fisher Island Club CEO Bernard Lackner, orange was the new red-and-green this Christmas. According to the New York Post, the 46-year-old blonde is serving a month behind bars at New York's infamous Rikers Island for snatching a $5,000 sweater last year.
Mr. Lackner was named CEO of the Fisher Island Club in June 2012 after serving in a similar role at the Plaza Hotel Athenee. He oversees the hotel and social amenities on Fisher Island, Miami's most concentrated neighborhood/social club for the ultra-wealthy.
Mrs. Lackner apparently didn't make the move with him. The spouses, who have one child, are estranged.
Back in August 2012, Mrs. Lackner went shopping at the Brunello Cucinelli boutique in Manhattan, just a few blocks from the real estate office where she works. She tried on a $5,135 sweater but requested it in another size and never returned the original sweater she had brought into the dressing room. She apparently slipped the original into a shopping bag.
Police reviewed security footage and fingered Lackner as the culprit, but police didn't arrest her until this past November. She was originally hit with a felony charge, but she pleaded down to petty larceny and received a month in jail. According to the Post, she's sleeping in a room with 49 other beds and last night dined on "industrial-grade turkey."
No word on whether she's planning to cash in on America's recent Orange Is the New Black obsession by churning out her own memoir about being a privileged blond lady serving time in jail.