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Here's a lesson in how to ruin any possible chance of a career in fashion, starring blogger David Tripp. Tripp, the man behind The General Aesthete, was recently arrested for identity theft and grand larceny after using strangers' credit cards in order to make huge purchases of designer clothing. He scammed stores by pretending to be Johnny Depp's stylist.
Tripp racked up his biggest bill at Jil Sander ($5,841.14) but he wasn't caught until a Marc Jacobs shop manager who's probably seen more than one episode of Law & Order noticed that the name on the credit card Tripp was using (Kelli) seemed rather feminine. The manager did a quick check, found the real owner of the card, and Tripp was swiftly arrested. Since then, he's put out a statement that makes us worry for his forthcoming life in jail. "I can say that the narrative in which I've been placed is unequivocally inaccurate and unjust," he said via email.
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