Hot watch ‘thief’ accused of ripping off her rich beaus – New York Post

Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016

A slinky blond grifter convinced wealthy Manhattan marks to take her home — and then swiped their pricey watches, authorities said Friday.

Yulia Sedunova, 27, of Miami, was slapped with grand-larceny charges for first lifting a $20,000 Audemars Piguet watch from a victim she met at a Chelsea nightclub last Sept. 3, according to police.

The seductress left the celebrity hot spot Marquee with her target and headed back to his pad at Ninth Avenue and West 18th Street, cops said.

When the victim awoke, his shimmering wrist bling had vanished — along with his comely guest.

Sedunova, a native of Russia, pulled the same stunt in two other incidents, authorities said.

A Boston man thought it was his lucky night when the pouty swindler headed back to his room at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel on July 21.

But when the conned Casanova came to, his $12,000 timepiece was nowhere in sight and ­Sedunova was gone, according to police.

And just a month earlier, Sedunova partied with another man at Provocateur in the Meatpacking District and accompanied him back to his apartment at East 32nd Street and Madison Avenue, cops said.

The beauty’s attention soon turned from her suitor to his $69,200 Audemars Piguet watch — and she snatched it on the way out the door, police said.

She was arrested on Aug. 1.

“She’s presumed to be innocent, and we’re going to fight these charges,” said her lawyer, Kenneth Montgomery, after his client briefly appeared in Manhattan criminal court on Friday.

Sedunova’s arraignment was delayed because the court building had to be evacuated due to an electrical fire.

The blaze started when a transformer exploded in the basement at 12:18 p.m. and a power outage occurred in most of the building, sources said.

Prisoners who were there awaiting arraignment were returned to their respective detention facilities and “non-essential” staff was ordered out.

Meanwhile, the vixen isn’t the first sexy alleged watch thief to operate in the Big Apple.

Blond temptress Alexandra Martinez, 19, has been accused of drugging affluent men she picked up at bars and clubs and stealing their Rolex watches and other items.

Additional reporting by ­Kenneth Garger

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