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Trebek theft update

Posted by: James Lileks under Naughty Updated: August 11, 2011 - 11:39 AM

Oh, the old “She couldn’t have stole the money, she’s a hooker” defense.

The lawyer for a San Francisco woman charged with breaking into the hotel room of "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his client is a prostitute, not a theif.

The San Francisco Examiner ( http://bit.ly/pGJWS6) reports that attorney Mark Jacobs says his client, 56-year-old Lucinda Moyers, is a prostitute and was in a downtown San Francisco hotel to meet a john on July 26.

Prosecutors say Moyers stole $650, a bracelet and other items from a hotel room where Trebek was staying with his wife. The cash and bracelet were not recovered.

Moyers has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of burglary and possession of stolen property.

Wonder if Trebek will testify. Hey, I’ll bet he’ll admonish the attorney to put his questions in the form of an answer! Ha! See, because that’s how they do it on Jeopardy! Boy, I’ll bet no one writing about this or leaving comments on websites ever thought of that.

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