Crime really doesn’t pay – not in the long run, anyway. I mean, fraudsters and other kinds of lawbreakers might be able to capitalize on their criminal activity initially, but eventually, their luck will run out.
No one knows this better than the law student girlfriend of a cocaine dealer, who helped the police to put a stop to a major drugs ring. And how exactly did she do this? By bragging about her extravagant lifestyle on social media.
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Twenty-two-year-old Emily Lock from Caerphilly, Wales, earned less than $14,000 a year while working part-time on the cash register at a grocery store. Yet despite her meager salary, she continuously posted photos on Instagram of her expensive clothing, shoes and lavish vacations.
She and her drug-dealing boyfriend, 27-year-old Mark Price, spent $115,000 on their “Kim Kardashian lifestyle” which involved a great deal of traveling abroad and splashing the cash on designer items.
Price, who deceptively claimed that he was a struggling builder, even got his hands on an Audi RS4. Lock, on the other hand, went on multiple spending sprees which resulted in the purchase of Gucci sunglasses, Christian Louboutin shoes, Vivienne Westwood purses, and Christian Dior perfume.
The prosecutor Roger Griffiths explained to Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court that the couple went on vacation to Paris, Amsterdam, Alicante, and Dubai.
The cops raided the young law student’s home back in September 2017 and came across a blue plastic bag containing 110g of cocaine at 83% purity.