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Thief claims items stolen from Texas socialite were fakes

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A thief claims the items he stole from a Texas socialites home are all fakes. (Source: KHOU/CNN) A thief claims the items he stole from a Texas socialites home are all fakes. (Source: KHOU/CNN)

HOUSTON (KHOU/CNN) - Theresa Roemer's closet that was like no other was burglarized days after a TV crew was given an up-close look.

The heist of the Texas socialite's pricey closet was captured on surveillance video.

But the latest twist to closet caper that made international headlines is perhaps the strangest of all.

An unexpected tip phoned in to Houston Press reporter Craig Malisow.

"From a person with one of those voice modulator things. And they claimed to be the person who burglarized Theresa Roemers's closet," he said.

Malisow said the person claimed items Roemer described as Rolexes, Cartiers and Channel watches, along with other belongings valued at close to a million dollars, were all fakes.

And he says the caller offered to give the things back to Roemer for $500,000 dollars, but the deal never went through.

"So this person was upset that he went through all this trouble of stealing from someone and he didn't get anything," Malisow said.

To prove the point, the alleged thief sent to the Houston Press a package containing some of the purported stolen goods, including a locket with a strand of hair inside.

Roemer had said that a similar locket containing the hair of her deceased son was among the items taken.

The package and a recording of the phone call were turned over to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Roemer refused to comment about these new developments.

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