The producer behind one of the “Bill and Ted” movies is now accused of participating in a robbery to steal over $1 million in cash and property.
Raymond Bouderau, 49, of New York City, and Jacqueline Jewett, 57, of Connecticut, were arrested and charged with first-degree larceny, two counts of second-degree robbery and fourth-degree conspiracy, according to the prosecutor. Suffolk County District. Office.
Mr. Bouderau is listed as CEO of Living the Dream Films, which produced Bill & Ted face the music🇧🇷 a sequel to the time-traveling comedy franchise.
O east hampton star reports that the burglary took place in September at a woman’s home in Sag Harbor and Manhattan.
Mrs. Jewett and Mr. Bouderau were in an “off-again, off-again romantic relationship” and allegedly masterminded the robbery when Ms. Jewett learned that the victim’s home would be empty, according to the newspaper.
She allegedly received the addresses, travel dates and other personal information from the victim’s boyfriend, who was also Mrs. Jewett.
Mrs. Jewett was charged with second-degree robbery and first-degree larceny.
Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney described the pair’s heist plan as being “meticulously planned” and said it resembled a “bad movie script”, according to the newspaper.
The robbery was planned for Sept. 22 while the victim was out of town, Tierney said.
“The house was looted and several safes were compromised. Obviously, the electricity was cut to disable any surveillance cameras that might have been,” he said.
Mr Tierney said Correction that the alleged heist team managed to get away with over $1 million before they were caught.
“Life is not like the movies. These defendants thought it would be a good idea to do a ‘heist’, in which they secretly gathered criminal information about their wealthy target, orchestrated illegal break-ins at two locations and made off with over $1 million in proceeds,” he said. “Fortunately, unlike the movies, Suffolk County law enforcement does not sit idly by, and together, the investigating detectives from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the New York State Police, and the New York Police Department of Sag Harbor were able to quickly resolve this case.”
The police managed to locate a truck that would have been used in the robbery by the duo and discovered that it was owned by Mr. Bouderau. Based on this evidence, the pair were indicted by a grand jury on December 2. When investigators caught up with Bouderau and Jewett after the indictment, they seized more than $1 million in property recovered from the home. Items included an AR-15 rifle, jewelry, art and over 40 bottles of fine wine.
Police also found a large amount of ketamine in Bouderau’s apartment.
Investigators took text messages from the pair’s phones and found that they had been discussing the stolen items. Bouderau had photos of some of the stolen artwork saved on his phone. Investigators believe he was trying to determine the value of the pieces.
Mrs. Jewett is being held on $400,000 bond and Mr. Bouderau is being held on $650,000 bond, according to court records.
Gerard McCloskey, Jewett’s attorney, said she pleaded not guilty.
“She is a 57-year-old woman who has never had legal problems in her life,” he said. newsday🇧🇷
Connecticut State Police said Jewett turned herself in on Nov. 30 after learning she was wanted on a felony arrest warrant.
Bouderau is a film producer based in New York. According to his company’s website, he has worked with celebrities such as Alec Baldwin, Johnny Depp, Adam Levine and Amanda Seyfried.