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Stage manager accused of theft from 'Lipstick Jungle'

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  • Stage manager accused of stealing designer bags, wardrobe from "Lipstick Jungle"
  • Police arrested Arthur Moreira after finding stolen items in his apartment
  • Fraud was first detected after finding items lent to the show on eBay, DA office says
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NEW YORK (CNN) -- A stage manager on production facilities for the NBC show "Lipstick Jungle" has been charged with stealing almost $30,000 in designer fashion from the show, the Brooklyn district attorney's office said.

Arthur Moreira, 27, was arrested Friday in a sting operation that included officers buying stolen goods from Moreira at his apartment, according to a statement from the district attorney's office.

Employees of French designer Sylvia Toledano first detected the fraud after finding several items that the fashion house had lent to the show on eBay, according to the district attorney's office.

Among 16 items stolen from Brooklyn-based Broadway Ventures, which owns the production and storage facilities used by "Lipstick Jungle," were sequined mosaic clutches, an Oscar de la Renta snakeskin bag and Gucci coats, the office said.

Moreira was being held by authorities in Brooklyn pending arraignment.

Fashion plays a major role in "Lipstick Jungle," a comedy-drama focusing on three high-powered friends. The cast includes actresses Brooke Shields, Kim Raver and Lindsay Price.

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