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Sunday, June 16, 2019

An Italian who allegedly posed as Hollywood superstar George Clooney to sell clothes online has been arrested with his wife in Thailand after years on the run, police said Sunday.

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The couple is also wanted in Italy for multiple scams including selling fake Rolex watches online, the statement said. They sometimes mocked their victims by sending packets of salt instead of the timepieces.

Their crimes led them to be dubbed the Italian ‘Bonnie and Clyde' after the notorious American bank robbers of the Great Depression era.

They were nabbed after police surrounded their luxury compound in a stakeout using electronic surveillance and a drone, Italian police said in a statement.

The case against the pair stretches back several years after Clooney told a Milan court that the pair -- and another accomplice -- had fraudulently used his name to promote a fashion range.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-06-16 12:51 PM | Reply

imprisoned in thailand...you're going to spend part of your time reflecting on some of the choices you've made.

#2 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-06-16 02:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Can we double the sentence for his reminding me of cloony's existence?

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2019-06-16 08:48 PM | Reply

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