World’s 'hottest alleged thief' is Canadian, facing 114 charges
Stephanie Beaudoin is seen in this undated image taken from Facebook.
Published Monday, September 22, 2014 11:27AM EDT
A Quebec woman is being dubbed the world’s sexiest alleged criminal after a photo of her on a boat in a bikini went viral.
Stephanie Beaudoin, 21, is facing a whopping 114 criminal charges, including breaking and entering and possession of stolen property, over a series of break-ins in and around Victoriaville throughout the summer, according to local media reports.
The Surete du Quebec conducted a series of raids on area homes before arresting Beaudoin in early August, the reports said.
One recent local media report included a photo from Facebook of Beaudoin in a black bikini, wearing sunglasses and a backward baseball cap, sitting on a boat under sunny skies.
The photograph went viral and her story has since been picked up by international media, which has dubbed her the “world’s sexiest alleged criminal” and “hottest alleged thief.” Three days ago, a fan page appeared on Facebook that already has nearly 3,300 “likes.”
Beaudoin’s fans don’t seem to mind that her charge sheet relates to nearly four-dozen alleged break-ins. The series of police raids reportedly turned up jewelry, electronics, cash and even guns.
Under the handful of photos posted to the page are comments from users with invitations to visit their homes, no break-in necessary.
“Will leave the doors open no need to break in lol,” wrote one fan.
“How can a hot chick be a criminal?” marvelled another.
Beaudoin is also alleged to have had three accomplices, ages 13, 15 and 17. The alleged bandits are believed to have accessed homes via back doors or basement windows.
Beaudoin’s newfound fame is similar to that found by a California man following his arrest earlier this year on weapons charges. Jeremy Meeks’ mug shot, which showed off his high cheekbones and crystal clear blue eyes, went viral after it was posted to the Stockton Police Dept.’s Facebook page last June.
Comments included: “I would go to prison for aiding and aBEDding him,” and “What is he guilty of?! First Degree Sexiness?!”
Meeks was offered modelling contracts and was believed to be considering a move to Hollywood.
Meanwhile, Beaudoin is scheduled to make her next court appearance on Nov. 17.