Juliet Germanotta is running for Congress in Wisconsin on the Democratic ticket and a pledge to advance a“fiscally responsible” approach to government. That promise seemed less than compelling after she was arrested for trying to sell a $4,800 ring allegedly stolen from Mikaelians Jewelry in New York. Her Facebook page says that she is an ordained minister fighting for equal rights as a transgender woman.
Police alleged that she ordered the ring and then claimed that she did not like. However, she allegedly sent back a knockoff ring while trying to sell the original. A prospective buyer had the ring appraised and the appraiser learned that it was stolen.
She is now facing a grand larceny charge.
What is bizarre though is that she may have thought that she could get away with such a crime despite using her real name and having a public campaign running on the Internet.