An NYU freshman is suing her roommate, accusing her of stealing $51,000 of her jewelry and designer handbags

  • The 19-year-old daughter of a Russian mining magnate is suing her NYU roommate.

  • The lawsuit claims the roommate stole about $51,000 worth of luxury items, including a ruby ring.

  • According to the suit, she sold some of the items on The RealReal — a secondhand marketplace.

Aurora Agapov, the daughter of a Russian-American mining magnate, has accused her New York University roommate of stealing more than $50,000 worth of luxury handbags and jewelry from her.

In a lawsuit filed on May 31 in Manhattan's Supreme Court, Agapov, a 19-year-old freshman, claimed that her 18-year-old roommate, Kaitlyn Fung, sold some of the items on The RealReal — a secondhand luxury marketplace.

NBC News reported that Agapov said in the suit that the stolen items included a Solange Asagury 18-carat ruby ring worth over $23,000, a Bvlgari necklace, a Chanel bracelet, and bags from Chanel and Celine.

According to the New York Post, the first outlet to report on the lawsuit, Agopov accused Fung of selling some items significantly below their value, such as a $13,000 Bvlgari necklace for only $2,485.

The Post reported that Agapov noticed some of her belongings were missing last month.

According to the outlet, she became suspicious of Fung after finding a receipt from The RealReal in a pocketbook.

"My heart dropped," Agapov told the Post.

The items were gifted to her by her mother and held sentimental value, she told the news outlet.

The RealReal did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

In a statement provided to BI, NYU spokesperson John Beckman said universities are prohibited from speaking about specific students' disciplinary records.

However, Beckman added, "Stealing from a roommate is a lousy thing to do and a rarity among the 12,000 students we have in student housing."

He said that such actions violate both NYU's code of conduct and the law, and the university takes the matter seriously.

According to Beckman, anyone found guilty of such behavior would likely be removed from their room, face disciplinary proceedings, and could be suspended.

NBC News reported that Fung was taken into custody last month and charged with third-degree grand larceny. The criminal case is pending, according to the Post.

Fung's attorney and the New York Police Department did not immediately respond to BI's request for comment.

According to the Post, Agapov is seeking $51,000 in damages in the civil suit, and the return of any unsold items.

According to the US Sun, Agapov's father is Andre Agapov, the president and CEO of Rusoro Mining, a company that mines gold and other materials, primarily in Venezuela.

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