Beata Bohman, the New York socialite and former model, has been accused of stealing an $11,500 scarf from an upmarket Manhattan store, reports NBC. Beata was arrested on Tuesday afternoon (14th June 2011) outside Richards of Greenwich on suspicion of swiping the luxury item.
The head of security noticed the Polish-born model take the scarf and walk out of the store around 4pm. As a guard followed Beata onto Greenwich Avenue, he passed on information to the police, who made an arrest. Despite the incident, Bohman was photographed later that evening attending the amFar Inspirational Gala at the Museum of Modern Art. The former model hit the headlines in August 2008 after she was snapped "enjoying the attention" of Prince Andrew in St Tropez. An onlooker at the time told the Daily Telegraph, "The Prince spent several hours deep in conversation with the attractive Polish-born fashion designer as they gazed into each other's eyes". Authorities say she acknowledged taking the scarf but told them she had planned to return it.
Beata Bohman was released after posting a bond of $5,000 and is scheduled to make an appearance in Stamford's Superior Court on Monday.