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Britain jails diamond thief

AFP
July 29, 2021

London: A jewel thief was jailed for more than five years in Britain on Wednesday for stealing millions of pounds worth of diamonds by switching them with pebbles in a daring sleight of hand. Lulu Lakatos, 60, posed as a gem expert under the alias "Anna" to gain access to the jewels worth a total of £4.2 million ($5.8 million, 5.0 million euros). She claimed she had been sent to appraise the gems by a wealthy Russian client before swapping them for the worthless stones.