Victor Lupis

Victor Lupis is a felon, and he’s trying to get into Florida homes, with his company, Dynasty Building Solutions. I don’t know about you, but I personally don’t like the idea of having a guy in my home who has spent time in prison for his role in organized crime.

The FBI busted Victor Lupis and his crew for a multi-state jewelry theft spree and added charges for the crew as the investigation uncovered more crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder.

Is Victor Lupis really the kind of guy you want to have in your home, around your family?

News About Victor Lupis and His Crime Spree

Victor Lupis’s Multi-State Diamond Ring Cracked by the FBI

PORTLAND, OR—Michael Young, 39, of Davenport, FL, and Ernest Remor, 36 of Spring Hill, FL, appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Janice M. Stewart on a federal indictment charging one count of conspiracy to commit the crime of interstate transportation of stolen property and three counts of interstate transportation of stolen property. Both defendants were detained in federal custody as a flight risk and a danger to the community pending a trial date of September 27, 2011. Three other defendants, Trey Adams, 27, of Charlotte, NC; Victor Lupis, 25, of Monroe, NC; and Jack Cannon, 25, of Madison, GA, were also charged in the indictment and will appear at a later date.

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Dumb Jewel Thieves Get Caught By Bragging On Social Media

From December 2009 until May 2011, the team traveled throughout the country, stealing diamond jewelry worth millions of dollars. At one time, they even used a poor, innocent Chihuahua to help pull off a heist. In one year alone, the group managed to hit eleven different stores from Oregon to Florida. Victor Lupis, one of the runners, was identified and caught after one of the robberies. After confessing to the crime, he worked with authorities to take down the other thieves, who were still hitting more jewelry stores.

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FBI Says It Busted Victor Lupis’s Diamond Theft Ring

Five people indicted in Portland are charged with interstate transportation of stolen property and conspiracy. Two of the five _ Michael Young, 39, of Davenport, Fla., and Ernest Remor, 36, of Spring Hill, Fla., appeared Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Janice Stewart and were ordered detained as flight risks pending trial set for Sept. 27. Both pleaded not guilty, The Oregonian reported, adding the two were arrested Tuesday at a home in Salem. Three other defendants, Trey Adams, 27, of Charlotte, N.C., Victor Lupis, 25, of Monroe, N.C., and Jack Cannon, 25, of Madison, Ga., were charged in the indictment and will appear at a later date, according to U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton’s office.

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Feds: Charlotte Mom Wanted Hitman to Silence Witness in Diamond Heist Trial

In a bond hearing for Ladd in a Charlotte magistrate courtroom this week, it was revealed by prosecutors ‘V.L.’ are the initials for Victor Lupis, 25, of Union County.

Victor Lupis and Others Indicted in Multi-State Diamond Theft Ring

Five men were indicted on charges of conspiracy and interstate transportation of stolen property after they were arrested for stealing up to $1.4 million of diamonds in seven jewelry stores across Oregon, California, Tennessee and Nevada between December 2010 and January 2011. The perpetrators, Michael Young, 39, of Davenport Florida; Ernest Remor, 36, of Spring Hill, Florida; Trey Adams, 27, of Charlotte, North Carolina; Victor Lupis, 25, of Monroe, North Carolina, and Jack Cannon, 25, of Madison, Georgia, had planned to sell the stolen diamonds in Pennsylvania.

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‘20/20’ Profiles Rise and Fall of Jewelry-Theft Gang

The gang’s downfall began when police identified the man who committed a grab-and-run at a Portland, Ore., jewelry store as Victor Lupis, who was already on probation for assault. After Lupis was caught and left in jail by his comrades, he confessed and named the rest of the gang members.

Portland police looked up the names on social media and found that the gang members had posted pictures of themselves sporting luxury clothes and enjoying fancy trips. One photo showed Young resting his head on a pile of money. By tracking their photos on social media, police could match the members with the robberies.

During a Tampa, Fla., robbery, a saleswoman noted that one gang member, Jack Cannon, seemed nervous when asking to see two diamonds, and she declined to show them to him. He showed the saleswoman his gun, swiped some diamonds, and ran out of the store, leaving fingerprints on the door.

Meet the Thieves in This Multi-Million Dollar Cross-Country Jewel Heist Ring

“What got ’em was greed. If they would have just stuck to the plan but not showed the money off publicly, we might still be trying to figure out who they are right now,” Portland Police Det. Eric McDaniel told ABC News’ “20/20.”

Three months after the gang of four men stole a pair of diamonds worth $150,000 from the David Marguilis’ jewelry store in Portland, Oregon, on Dec. 15, 2010, police got their first big break when a tip helped identify the man who ran out of the store with the diamonds as Victor Lupis.

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Notorious Diamond Thieves Caught

Several burglars who have come to be known as the newest “Bling Ring” crew, have been working together and moving across the United States, stealing pricey diamonds and jewelry from high-end jewelry stores. Led by Michael Young, believed to be the ringleader of the group, the gang also consists of Trey Adams, Jack Cannon, and Ernest Remor. Young was sentenced to slightly less than ten years, Adams got seven years, Canon was given thirty years on a charge of armed robbery, and Remor was also sentenced to ten years in prison. Victor Lupis is another thief believed to be part of the gang. It was Lupis who was first caught and led the authorities to the other gang members. Lupis was sentenced to just two years in prison.

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How These Jetsetting Thieves Who Stole Over $3M in Diamonds, Jewelry Were Caught

When Portland, Oregon police department Det. Eric McDaniel and Sgt. Brian Hughes began to interrogate a thief who had robbed a local jeweler, they had no idea they were about to learn that the con man would lead them to a nationwide crime spree masquerading as a shopping spree.

A pair of diamonds worth $150,000 were stolen in Dec. 2010 from the David Marguilis’ jewelry store in Portland, and it was three months later when police got a tip that identified one of the thieves as Victor Lupis.

FBI busts 5 in Portland, Ore. in alleged multi-state diamond theft ring

Michael Young, 39, Ernest Remor, 36, Trey Adams, 27, Victor Lupis, 25, and Jack Cannon, 25, were all charged with interstate transportation of stolen property and conspiracy.

The Craziest & Most Bizarre Jewelry Heists Of 2015

Police in Portland, Oregon, ended a string of 27 heists that spanned eight or nine states and 16 to 18 months. Police arrested Victor Lupis on a tip that he had stolen $150,000 in diamonds from a Portland jewelry store. During his interrogation, Lupis began naming names and telling tales. Portland police checked social media for the names Lupis gave them and found numerous pictures of the men wearing expensive clothes and taking luxurious trips. With the online photographs for identification, they compared notes with police in the jurisdictions Lupis named and connected all of the robberies. Clues eventually led police to a rental home in Salem, Oregon, and the two leading members of the theft ring. Lupis has completed his sentence, but the rest remain imprisoned.