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Marc Jacobs Employee and T-Shirt Model Arrested for $62K Theft


Kyle Avila, a 24-year-old manager of the Bleecker Street Marc by Marc Jacobs store, was arrested at his Chelsea apartment for stealing $62,000 from the store.

Avila2The NY Post reports: " Fellow store manager Mike Okerson noticed the missing cash while doing a routine review of receipts, which recorded customer purchases for the first week of May. 'I've been stealing the money from the money drops. I have been doing it for a while,' Avila then told Okerson, according to court papers obtained by The Post. Okerson called the corporate offices and informed higher-ups about the theft. He then gave Avila until Sunday to return the cash, law-enforcement sources said. But Avila failed to show up with the money, so his colleague called the cops, the sources said. Avila, who is originally from Kansas, was arrested Monday at his West 28th Street apartment. He was arraigned yesterday and charged with grand larceny, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Probers are investigating how Avila spent the money, the DA's office said. Avila remains in jail after failing to post the $2,000 cash bail set by the judge."

Avila posed nude for the Marc Jacobs series of T-shirt designs. Image via Bryan Boy, who has more shots of Avila posing and mugging for the camera.

Crime of Fashion [ny post](via gawker)
Holy Kyle Avila for Marc Jacobs Batman! [bryan boy]

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  1. Wow, this Marc Jacobs outfit seems like a class-act organization from top to bottom.

    Pun intended.

    Posted by: jeff | May 15, 2008 11:29:24 AM

  2. Why do I get the impression that Avila wasn't hired for his money management skills?

    @Jeff - LOL!

    Posted by: Marc in Chicago | May 15, 2008 11:31:44 AM

  3. "noticed the missing cash"? What a funny phrase. How do you notice something that's not there? ;)

    Posted by: borut | May 15, 2008 11:39:48 AM

  4. wondering if perhaps the hot cash was being siphoned to M.Jacobs himself?

    Posted by: A.J. | May 15, 2008 11:50:48 AM

  5. Hot thief!!

    Posted by: Shabaka | May 15, 2008 12:07:34 PM

  6. What the Hell is wrong with people? The only good thing I could say about Iran is that this probably wouldn't happen there.

    Posted by: Paul | May 15, 2008 12:57:00 PM

    Date a hot 24 year old model. Bang a hot 24 year old model. Hire a 24 year old hot model. But never -- EVER -- give a 24 year old model an executive position in your company. Oh Marc, you silly silly fool for love you!

    Posted by: Strepsi | May 15, 2008 12:58:39 PM

  8. I was floored when I read the news this morning, as I vaguely know this guy. So hot, but this is just DUMB.

    Posted by: michael | May 15, 2008 1:07:25 PM

  9. Happy Birthdy Andy!!!

    Posted by: anon | May 15, 2008 2:12:29 PM

  10. he's waaaay too pretty for jail. poor idiot.

    Posted by: nic | May 15, 2008 4:02:31 PM

  11. Almost positive I saw this guy yesterday walking in Union Square.

    My first reaction: ridiculous hot, but probably dumb as a brick.

    Guess I was right.

    Posted by: AJ | May 15, 2008 4:04:20 PM

  12. I wanna see his organ

    Posted by: Eric | May 15, 2008 5:26:36 PM

  13. Oh shit, seriously? I walk my dogs in the store(s) almost everyday and these guys play with my dogs all the time. Dude should have passed me some of that dough. Dang. He really is hot in person but too dumb for getting caught.

    Posted by: donsnyc | May 15, 2008 5:53:11 PM

  14. Hate to hear things like this from the god of gods' organization. MJ is the ultimate ...

    Posted by: Thecookie | May 15, 2008 6:49:47 PM

  15. He'll have fun in prison, alright (like all us pretty boys do). But seriously, there are some really hot guys in the big house (xcept for all the barebacking and risk of HIV). Pretty boys who like to get fucked rule in jail.

    Not that I know firsthand or anything ;)

    Posted by: Chad | May 15, 2008 7:25:32 PM

  16. Dude looks queer as a 3 dollar bill. Not hot. But then Im a straight woman.

    Posted by: queen | May 16, 2008 1:00:21 AM

  17. money make you blind even you're rich.

    Posted by: simplymyself | May 16, 2008 6:47:44 AM

  18. He's going to RIKERS ISLAND.

    Posted by: holla | May 17, 2008 2:04:33 PM

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