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Banker Busted Using Stroller to Steal Groceries From Whole Foods, DA Says

By Katherine Lavacca | July 13, 2017 6:06pm
 A Whole Foods employee confronted Lupu after watching him take groceries from displays.
A Whole Foods employee confronted Lupu after watching him take groceries from displays.
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MANHATTAN — A bank executive was caught trying to steal groceries from the TriBeCa Whole Foods by stashing them in a baby stroller just blocks from his nearly $3 million pad, authorities said.

Jordan Lupu, 42, was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property after an employee saw him take groceries from displays and “conceal the items underneath his baby stroller” at the 270 Greenwich St. store on February 5, according to a criminal complaint with the Manhattan District Attorney's office. 

Lupu is the co-head of global prime brokerage at BMO Capital Markets, according to the New York Post and an online listing that has since been revised to remove his name.

He bought an apartment on Beach Street just blocks from the grocery store for 2.825 million in 2010, according to property records. 

He was issued a desk appearance ticket for the attempted theft on April 5 and will have the case dismissed if he has no new arrests for six months, according to court documents.

Lupu did not return a request for comment.