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Melissa Gorga Was Arrested for ‘Retail Theft’ in Florida in 1997, Around the Time She Allegedly Was in a Lesbian Relationship with Jamie Bauer (Updated 10/12/2012)

October 6, 2012 131 comments
chris stark (@stark3923)

#1 https://twitter.com/stark3923/status/253594594619576321
#rhonj I went n pulled up Melissa Gorga OPEN ARREST WARRENT = RETAIL THEFT screen shot enclosed

#2 https://twitter.com/stark3923/status/253597901832466432/photo/1
July 16, 1997 Melissa Marco (Gorga) was arrested 4 Retail Theft =Sarasota FL. $1k bond Open Case **NEW DOC** enclosed

Update October 12, 2012:

Melissa Gorga Shoplifting Case was dismissed BECAUSE of a 15th Circuit Judicial Circuit Administrative Order #4.605 and #4.6.25 = in 2008 a judicial order which basically states a misdemeanor case prior to 2008 with no activity on it for five years can be dismissed by a simple administrative order. A phone to the Palm Beach County Courthouse apprising them to activate this administrative order is all it would have taken to have Melissa Gorga case dismissed October 10, 2012.

Anyone stating this case was resolved years ago and the open arrest warrant was a clerical error is misinformed. I checked that to…

Bottom line is: Melissa Gorga was arrested for shoplifting and agreed to appear in court to answer to the charges. Melissa failed to honor her word to the judge and the judge issued a bench warrant for her arrest. The store Melissa shoplifted at has since been sold to Macy’s. No complaining witness.

Melissa evades being held responsible because of TIME. Moral of the story is: if you get caught breaking the law in Florida…avoid detection for five years = then you get to have a clean record and cannot be held accountable for your actions.

1-561-355-2996 Palm Beach County

Order 4.605
http://15thcircuit.co.palm-beach.fl.us:8080/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=b05ce6af-3a03-4bc2-b6f3-14df19c8d91e&groupId=10136

Order 4.6.25
http://15thcircuit.co.palm-beach.fl.us:8080/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=9226e110-b147-436e-a31f-a0b820969fda&groupId=10136

RadarOnline also reported on the story, citing Chris Stark as the source.

Melissa Marco Gorga was born on March 21, 1979.

For Melissa Marco’s located in the Florida database, click here.

Various media outlets have picked up on the story of Melissa Gorga’s arrest in 1997, at age 18, for retail theft in Palm Beach County, Florida. The story was uncovered by lysaslying (Twitter handle), Chris Stark posted the screen shots of the open case, and RadarOnline reported on the story as an exclusive (RadarOnline did not publish Chris’ screen shots).

Melissa Marco was arrested on July 16, 1997, after shoplifting from Burdines (a department store; $1,000 bond). When she missed her arraignment on October 6, 1997, a bench warrant for failure to appear in court was issued October 8, 1997. According to Kathy Burstein, primary media contact for the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s Office, the case is still open.

On June 29, 2011, the National Enquirer reported (see Reality Tea story below) that beginning in 1995, when Melissa was a sophomore at Boca Raton High School, she had an 18-month relationship with a woman named Jamie Bauer (both were teenagers; Melissa was living with her mother at the time), who came forward in June 2011.

The lesbian relationship began in Florida in 1995, the Florida theft charge was in 1997, and Melissa graduated from Boca Raton High School in 1998, so the time frame for the arrest and affair line up.

There are no mug shots available online for 1997 arrests, but there is one for Melissa’s alleged former lesbian lover’s arrest in 2009:

From Reality Tea, July 3, 2011:

In the June 29, 2011 issue of the National Enquirer, a woman named Jamie Bauer alleged she had a lesbian relationship with Melissa and dated her for 18-months while she was still a teenager.

“Melissa had one of the most insatiable sexual appetites I’d ever found in a woman,” declared her alleged former girlfriend Jamie, adding that Melissa once led a hell-raising life that is nothing like her now squeaky-clean motherly image. “This domesticated family woman that fans see on ‘Bravo’ is definitely not the same wild child I used to share a bed with when we were younger.”

Jamie reveals she met Melissa when she was a 16-year-old sophomore at South Florida’s Boca Raton High School back in 1995. Jamie was also 16 at the time.

“We met one night at a house party and it was love at first sight,” says Jamie. “As a couple, we couldn’t have been a more unlikely pair. Melissa was from a affluent family and hung out with all the popular kids. She was a cheerleader, never got into trouble and made good grades. I was just the opposite. I was a high school dropout and already living on my own,” says Jamie.

“After we started dating, Melissa told me I was the first girl she’d ever been with. We managed to keep our relationship a secret from her mom for several months, even though I spent the night at their house several times a week and we’d sleep in the same bed.”

Jamie adds that Melissa’s mom eventually caught on to the relationship and banned them from seeing each other, though they still did secretly.

“I’d sneak into Melissa’s bedroom window several times a week for sex,” claims Jamie.

Eventually things cooled off between the two when Jamie was sent to jail for a probation violation.

Jamie adds that Melissa still wrote her “steamy letters” almost every day while she was in jail. However things ended after 18 months of dating when Jamie discovered Melissa had cheated on her.

“When I got out, I found out she had cheated on me with another girl while I was away,” states Jamie.

Jamie reveals watching Melissa’s new life on the RHONJ makes her “nauseous.” Wowzers.


Related:

“The week following the 2010 Posche Fashion Show, a startled Melissa greeted me with a half-assed ‘hi.’ The fact that I was confident I recognized the husband of Melissa’s sister [Kim Pirrella] from a local North Jersey gay bar less than a week prior [his distressed facial expression when he saw me did not help] made the evening additionally awkward.” – Will Love, November 29, 2011, Will Love Exposes Illumination PR And Melissa Gorga, AllAboutTRH