• Posting address and vacation plans invite burglars

    Date: 11.20.09 | by Judge Tom.

    19-year-old Rachel J. Lee of Las Vegas, Nevada, knew what she wanted and how to get it. Dissing knock-offs, she coveted the actual designer clothes and jewelry of such celebrities as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.

    A suspect turned informant disclosed that Lee would search the Internet for information about the celebrities. OnceĀ finding their addresses and when they’d be gone, she would brazenly enter the homes and take cash, family heirlooms and jewels. Some of the homes were poorly protected or even left unlocked.

    Photo by Everything (Flickr)

    In November, 2009, Lee was arrested for possession of stolen property. She allegedly ran a ring of teenagers who burglarized homes in 2008 and 2009. The group monitored Internet celebrity-gossip sites for information about their lives, including their vacation plans.

    You may not be a celebrity, but still be careful about what you post online. You can become a victim of harassment, stalking, and cyberbullying by providing personal information about yourself.

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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    • spoisasloli
      Mon, 28 Jun 2010 at 08:22

      first time to here, test post only ,thank you
      first time to here, test post only ,thank you

    • Michael Olson
      Thu, 07 Mar 2013 at 10:24

      Very good advice! Thanks Judge Tom.
      You’re welcome, Mr. Olson.

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