What to Know
- A deliveryman thought stealing from the bakery where he walked would be a cakewalk — but turns out his plan was only half-baked
- A man allegedly stole thousands of dollars’ worth of cakes from a bakery that has become famous among celebs for their pricey desserts
- According to a lawsuit, he was spotted multiple times loading up garbage bags full of cakes from the bakery’s Long Island City warehouse
A deliveryman thought stealing from the bakery where he worked would be a cakewalk — but turns out his plan was only half-baked.
David Lliviganay has been accused in a lawsuit of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of cakes from a bakery that has become famous among celebrities for its decadent — and pricey — desserts.
Lliviganay was a deliveryman for Lady M Confections, which is best known for its cakes made up layers of crepes. According to a lawsuit, he was spotted multiple times loading up garbage bags full of cakes from the bakery’s warehouse in Long Island City.
Video surveillance shows Lliviganay arrive at the Queens location between January 19 and February 10 of this year with nothing, the lawsuit filed in Queens civil court states. He then allegedly took more than two dozen cakes, sneaking them out in garbage bags and loading them into a shipping truck. Lliviganay tried to block the camera’s view using a cart, the lawsuit states.
According to the New York Post, the total cost for the stolen cakes is around $90,000 — with more than $30,000 taken in January alone. The bakery only found out about the thefts when it was told other dealers were selling them at a cheaper rate, the lawsuit says.
Lliviganay, 32, pleaded guilty to petit larceny, and will get his just desserts when he is sentenced at Queens Criminal Court on September 24.