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Man Posing As Rep For Nick Cannon Steals Jewelry From Fred Segal

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In one of the weirdest (and, admittedly, a little ingenious) jewelry heists to come out in recent memory, a man claiming to be a representative of entertainment everyman Nick Cannon managed to steal thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a representative at Fred Segal.

TMZ reports the thief telephoned the upscale store in Santa Monica and claimed that Cannon wanted to purchase some precious jewels. The man, known only as "Michael," told the sales rep to meet Cannon at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. Then things got a little strange.

According to TMZ:

A guy met the woman at the front door, but it wasn't Michael ... it was a guy claiming to be a security guard and dressed like one. The guy apparently indicated he would take the goods up to Nick's room and come down with cash -- in order to avoid paying taxes. You guessed it. The woman gave the dude the goods and that was the last she saw of anyone.

It all seemed incredibly easy...almost too easy. We're not sure if the thief was extremely cunning or if the Fred Segal rep was extremely stupid.