A Florida thief was wearing the most unbelievable and ironic T-shirt

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Some criminals are so brazen that it’s hard to believe.

In some cases, these awful criminals have no clue just how stupid they look once they’re busted.

And a Florida thief was wearing the most unbelievable and ironic T-shirt.

Florida scammer commits crime wearing “Family First Money Second” T-shirt

Robert Lahori of Florida was arrested and charged with scheming to defraud under false pretenses after stealing from an elderly woman.

Lahori, 59, has now found himself behind bars over a year later after he committed the alleged crime.

The brazen thief stole from an elderly woman at the Publix grocery store on Belle Terre Parkway in Palm Coast on March 24, 2023, according to an arrest affidavit from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Lahori was taken into custody this week and his alleged partner, Megan Steele, was also arrested.

Steele was charged with scheming to defraud under false pretenses in May of 2023 and has since been released from the Flagler County Jail.

Lahori and Steele, wearing face masks, entered the Publix store in March of 2023 and started to follow an elderly woman for around five minutes.

Per the arrest affidavit, Steele allegedly started distracting the woman by asking her to help her read a label.

Meanwhile, Lahori, who was wearing a T-shirt that read “Family First Money Second,” grabbed her wallet from her purse that was sitting in the shopping cart.

The arrest affidavit said that “when she turned to help her (Steele), she heard the magnet pop on her purse that was seated in the top portion of her cart. [The woman] immediately turned around and noticed her $150 wallet was missing.”

“She stated that she had multiple wallets in her purse and learned that the one the subjects took did not contain any credit cards,” the affidavit continued.

According to deputies, a document with her, her son’s, and her late husband’s social security numbers, her insurance cards, and $25 in cash were inside the wallet.

A bigger scheme was uncovered

After the incident at Publix took place, Lahori and Steele left in a minivan that was later reported to be in St. Johns County.

Deputies said the pair fled from them on Interstate 95 and crashed into three patrol vehicles.

The criminal duo was identified and read their Miranda Rights, but both declined to speak to the officers.

Once a search warrant was granted, a gun, $20,000 to $30,000 in gift cards, and several forms of ID and credit cards were found inside the minivan. 

Lahori was arrested by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office that day on several charges, including multiple counts of possession of stolen credit and debit cards, resisting arrest, aggravated battery on an officer, and reckless driving.

He was later released in March of this year.

Steele was also arrested that day on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, fraudulent use of a credit card, and dealing in credit cards of another.

She was sentenced and released last August.

“It was determined that Robert Lahori and Megan Steele are involved in an organized and systematic scheme to commit theft and subsequent fraud by distracting elderly women,” the affidavit said.

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.