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.
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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.